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Author Name:    WELHAM, M.G. and J.A. CRABB, Kenneth Philip

Title:   Frogman Spy. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    W.H. Allen, London, 1990, ISBN:1852271388 

Seller ID:   17343

WELHAM, M.G. and J.A. Frogman Spy : The mysterious disappearance of Commander "Buster" Crabb. (London) : W.H. Allen, (1990). First Printing. Pp (10),1-179,(3),+ 8 pp plates. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Lionel Kenneth Phillip Crabb, OBE, GM (b. January 28, 1909, London, England– presumed dead 19 April 19, 1956). "Commander "Buster" Crabb worked on sp ecial missions for British Naval Intelligence and, after being transferred from the Royal Navy, undertook underwater spying jobs for MI6. Crabb dissapered during a diving mission to obtain information on the Russian Navy. A headless, handless body was later identified and buried with his name on theheadstone. From that time on contraversy has continued concerning the circ umastances surrounding his "death" and the role in the "spy" network of theperiod. M.G. & J.A. Welham have unearthed new evidence in their interviews with close friends and colleagues of Crabb's - including his fiancée , Pat Rose, and Syd Knowles, his lifelong friend and diving companion, and even contacts of Crabb's who were in touch with him after his dissapearance behind the Iron Curtain." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Hot Potato; 2. The Italians; 3. The Post War Years;. 4. The Secret Service; 5. The Portsmouth Operation; 6. The Cover-Up; 7. The Search; 8. The Body; 9. Crabb Korablov; 10. The Problems; 11. The Solution; 12. Further Evidence; 13. Karlovy Vary. Verygood in unclipped dustjacket. 40.00


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