Catherine Eva Schandl’s The London-Budapest Game (August 2007) is the true, documented sequel (book 2) to Sword of the Turul, offering an exciting glimpse into the hidden world of the British Underground in World War II Budapest – and its aftermath. Real names are used.
From 1991 to 2001, at the request of Raoul Wallenberg’s brother, a Swedish-Russian joint Commission was set up to investigate the fate of Swedish Diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. The commission discovered that 3 Hungarian numbered prisoners secretly held in isolation in Vladimir prison, Soviet Union had been connected to the Wallenberg case. One of the three Hungarian numbered prisoners was Karoly Schandl, an idealistic young lawyer in Budapest who had been living near the Swedish Embassy on Gellert Hill. His incredible true story continues in The London-Budapest Game. Shocking new information is revealed for the first time, supported by top secret U.K. Archives documents which were uncovered by the author. They reveal that members of the Dutch and Polish Underground had in fact been working together for the British Secret Service in World War II Budapest – and more! Also included are never before published excerpts from Schandl’s private writings. SMERSH interrogators had accused him of working for British Intelligence, and an “American spy.”
The anti-Nazi resistance group Karoly Schandl operated in was led by his childhood friend, Gabor Haraszty, a young Hungarian lawyer of Jewish origin. Gabor was known as MI6 British intelligence agent ALBERT. ALBERT was the most active MI6 agent in World War II Hungary. His group had links to MI9; British intelligence; Colonel Howie; the Dutch and Polish Underground; the Tito partisans; and a group of famous Jewish parachutists from Palestine, with whom they had planned to collaborate in Hungary.
In an ironic twist of fate, parachutist Joel Palgi once found himself mistaken by the Nazis for the British agent ALBERT.
It was a dangerous game, and only a few would survive … >More