November 6, 2005

An Italian Spy in China

Italian spy in China

This is another interesting book I found. It is again set in the 1930s. The book is written by an Italian man who was in the service of the Japanese Intelligence service.

Italian spy in China

The author in his younger days. The author used to work for a northern warlord. The warlord was a kind man. Once the Japanese took over north-eastern China, they blackmailed the author to work for them.

Italian spy in China

The author’s adventures

Italian spy in China

The author’s further adventures

Italian spy in China

The Japanese get their trade office to issue a letter to the author. He fronts as a businessman.

Italian spy in China

There were other agents trying to finish off the author. Interestingly, it was a Sikh assassin. China was a nest of spies those days. Agents and mercenaries from all over the world were here.

Italian spy in China

Vespa’s book gives an insight into the Japanese administration in China. It was not a centralized administration as one would think. Everyone was doing their own things. Here he is talking of one Japanese officer who was concerned about the misdeeds of his colleagues.

Italian spy in China

The officer could not do much.

Italian spy in China

Another book from the late 1930s warning every one of Japan’s naughty plans.


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