The cameras, concealments & techniques Soviet intelligence used to steal secrets, conduct surveillance & develop 'Kompromat'
Over 450 photos, diagrams, charts and training illustrations - most never seen before - skillfully laid out and presented in a large 9" x 12" hardbound format.
Detailed history of every known KGB document copy and surveillance camera produced and used during the Cold War along with a collection of rare GRU (Soviet Military Intelligence) agent document copy cameras.
Written by a team of intelligence historians and former KGB officers who helped develop and operationally used the cameras while serving Soviet stations in Europe and the United States.
This is not just a book about subminiature cameras - it is a case study of how highly specialized and cleverly designed 'special' cameras played critical roles in capturing and communicating secret information during a sensitive time in our world's history.
H. Keith Melton is an intelligence historian and the best-selling author of multiple books on clandestine technology. Keith is a founding board member of the International Spy Museum in Washington DC.
Lt. Col. Vladimir Alekseenko served KGB stations in Europe & the United States working with all KGB cameras & systems.
Col. Ivanovich was the KGB's resident authority on clandestine photography.
Col. Alekseevich's intelligence career stared in 1948. He lead the PGU and KGB's operative training.
Michael Hasco is an international business executive who for 25 years has been a collector and historian of clandestine technology.
Detlev Vreisleben is a retired telecommunications engineer who, for the past 20 years, has researched the technology of the Stasi.
Fake ‘spy camera’ sold for £29,000! (The authors do not accept this camera as a true KGB or GRU - produced camera)
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