Crabb & the Grey Rabbit

Crabb the Grey Rabbit This story about two great men combines fact and fiction Lionel Crabb a Second World War hero who through his exploits as a frogman was awarded the OBE and the George Medal and Maitland Pendock a

  • Title: Crabb & the Grey Rabbit
  • Author: Mike Welham Jacqui Welham
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This story about two great men combines fact and fiction Lionel Crabb, a Second World War hero who, through his exploits as a frogman, was awarded the OBE and the George Medal, and Maitland Pendock, an obscure businessman with a love of the arts who moved in the shadows and served in the wartime Ministry of Information was their link to the Secret Intelligence Service M16This story about two great men combines fact and fiction Lionel Crabb, a Second World War hero who, through his exploits as a frogman, was awarded the OBE and the George Medal, and Maitland Pendock, an obscure businessman with a love of the arts who moved in the shadows and served in the wartime Ministry of Information was their link to the Secret Intelligence Service M16 These two very distinctive personalities, from very different backgrounds, became firm friends From Shanghai in the 1930s to the Cold War in the 1950s, they moved in the world of espionage Crabb s fianc e, Pat Rose, worked for the security service he himself was their target When Crabb disappeared in 1956 while diving under a Russian warship in Portsmouth, England, Pendock became the focus of the security service because of Crabb s connection to the head of the Royal Navy, Lord Mountbatten It had been a great adventure, but in the end, they knew too much Britain had long been a hotbed of spies, defectors, and cover ups to such an extent that it has become very difficult to determine fact from fiction The world of spies, defectors, traitors, and the Establishment is a murky and dirty one However, one fact that provides the foundation for this book is that the official record about Crabb s last dive in Portsmouth is held under the one hundred year secrecy rule This means that the facts might be revealed in 2056 This story, although a novel, is based on facts and information provided by witnesses to events and is the inside story.

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    1. This is more than a novel, it is an important social history during the uncertainties of the deepening of the Cold War in the post Stalin period. To youths of my generation Buster Crabb was our hero, along with the Test Pilots and Sports champions of the day. I recall following the disappearance of Crabb in the newspapers. The authors have made Crabb the subject of three books and as a result of fresh information coming to them - along with Crabb’s hitherto missing swordstick have written this [...]

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