Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, History
A compelling account of Juan Pujol, an extraordinary Spanish double agent during WWII who helped change the course of history.
As the credits roll (after showing the names of those who appeared on film), additional information are revealed. Winston Churchill's quote of "In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies" "To Annia" As he worked for the MI5, Pujol's telephone was tapped and his private correspondence underwent censorship. He was never left alone. He could only use invisible ink under the supervision of a member of the Secret service. He never met any other agent, entered the MI5 premises, or knew his position in the Organization. He never tried to find out more, or ever complained. After the War, MI5 wanted Pujol to spy on Russia. For unknown reasons, he did not accept. He spent all his fortune on land in Venezuela. In 1948, his property was assaulted and destroyed. He sold it at a quarter of the value. Juan Pujol managed to fight two wars serving both sides. Never fired a single shot. His vivid imagination produced over 50 volumes of writings. Thus he spared thousands of lives. On both sides.
English, Catalan, Spanish
$5,593 20 November 2011
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