In 1944 the war was in stalemate on the western front - the Allied offensive in Italy got stuck in the mountainous terrain, the strategic bombers were attacking the targets deep into enemy terrain, but for both sides it was obvious that the invasion on continental Europe is the next step. Germans built the Atlantic Wall from Norway to Spain, so there were plenty of spots where the attack could start. The most obviously was Calais, since it was the narrowest part of the English Channel, but British spent last year on different disinformation schemes.
For German intelligence there was only one target - the invasion forces were concentrating in England, so obviously Allies were planning to attack the area somewhere in France, Holland or Belgium, but this only narrowed the the suspected area to thousands of miles of coast. Using one of their best agents in Britain, American called Gus Lang, they learned about the exercise landing on the coast of England, which was a chance to intercept one of the Overlords, high rank Allied officers with deep knowledge about details of the landing. American Lieutenant Andy Wheeler was captured and transported to prison in Paris, where they planned to interrogate him the "old-fashioned way", but the informations in his medical records suggested heart condition that could prove fatal during physical tortures. With no other options they started the psychological tortures, like sleep depravation, but this was leading nowhere. Their alternative was to bring Gus Lang to Paris and, while pretending to be captured American officer, he was suppose to gain Wheelerâ€™s trust and get as much informations as possible. There was just one flaw in that plan - Lang was double agent working for Allies...
American spy thriller set just before D-Day that shows the dangerous mission of double agent trying to survive in prison while working for both sides. The idea was rather good, but unlike the German intelligence plan the story had more than one flaw. Some of the basic events in Code Name: Emerald are simply ridiculous, like using one of the best agents in foreign country to risk everything by returning to France just to take part in the interrogation. The story is interesting, gripping, but completely separated from reality.
War movies blog - the best war movies in history (or sometimes the worst). We search the war movies from around the world - not only classic American war movies or British war movies, but also those less known or just less interesting films from other countries. Each of them presents the different face of the war - some concetrate on soldiers and most important battles in history, but others present the suffering of the civilians and the trauma of the men involved in the fighting.
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