By Mark Simmons
John Eppler suggestion himself to be the proper secret agent. Born to German mom and dad, he grew up in Egypt, followed by way of a filthy rich kinfolk and was once informed in Europe. Fluent in German, English and Arabic, he made the Hadj to Mecca yet used to be extra at domestic in excessive society or vacationing the wasteland on camelback along with his followed Bedouin tribe. After becoming a member of the German mystery carrier in 1937, in 1942 he used to be despatched around the wilderness to Cairo through box Marshal Rommel.
His consultant used to be the explorer and Hungarian aristocrat Laszlo Almasy, a guy made recognized by way of the ebook The English sufferer. Eppler's venture, Operatin Condor, was once to infiltrate British military Headquarters and notice the 8th Army's troop hobbies and conflict plans.
In The Rebecca Code, Mark Simmons unearths the tale of Operation Condor and its comedy of error and the way it was once foiled through significant A W 'Sammy' Sansom of the British box protection provider. it's a story of the wasteland, of the hotbed of intrigue that used to be Nineteen Forties Cairo, and the secret agent who used to be to ship his studies utilizing a code according to Daphne du Maurier's novel Rebecca.
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318; Oates 1969, 1972 and 1982; Oates and Oates 1976). Tell es-Sawwan A tell 100 km north of Baghdad and 10 km south of the modern town of Samarra, presently on the Tigris. A. Wailly, Kh. Breniquet. C-14 dates: nine, from levels I, II and III, from 6345–5490 cal. BC to 5349 BC (Annex 731, see also Bernbeck 1994, 346). The site consists of five settlement layers, the lower two of the Hassuna and the upper three of the Samarra cultures, as well as a cemetery underlying the lowest architectural layer.
Of the usual sequence of Neolithic domestic animals—sheep, goat, cattle, pig and dog—the last one confirms the presence of hunting strategies which brought to the site such game as deer, fox, gazelle, wild boar, wild sheep and goat, wolf and onager. ). ). Treatment of natural resources at Choga Mami fits in with evidence offered by other Neolithic sites. Clay served both for building and for pottery making and within the local Samarra wares a particularly interesting position is occupied by the creations of the last, Transitional phase.
BC (Annex 716–717). The analysis of charcoal pieces shows that the site was once surrounded by an open woodland-steppe landscape featuring oak, tamarisk and the Prosopis shrub, while the animal remains suggest that the site’s inhabitants moved about in savannah landscapes but also in open stony plains, as well as in woods and mountain forests. The local community procured their subsistence by a series of approaches. They clearly experimented with the cultivation of emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccum) and einkorn wheat (Triticum monococcum) but did not advance as far as the full domestication of these cultigens.
The Rebecca Code: Rommel's Spy In Africa and Operation Condor by Mark Simmons