British Intelligence (MI6/SIS) Hungary






Karoly Schandl circa 1944






* NEW: Book 3 is now available, revealing the secret of the SWEDISH GOLD *

       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 ...


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Historical figures in this book include: Laszlo Almasy (the 'English Patient'), Reginald Barratt, Count Istvan Bethlen, Joel Brand, Louis/Tibor Clement (a.k.a. Tibor Klement), Reuven Dafni, Adolf Eichmann, Perez Goldstein (Peretz Goldstein), Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Telfer Howie, Gabor Haraszty (Haraszti), Edward Van Hootegem, Regent Horthy, Miklos Kallay, Rudolf Kasztner, Joel (Yoel) Palgi, Laszlo Pap, Count Peter Pejacsevich, Raphael Rupert (Rafi), Karoly Schandl, Hannah Senesh (Anna Szenes), Smit (Philips Radio), Charles Szladits, Reverend Szent-Ivanyi, Gerit Van der Waals, Raoul Wallenberg, Peter Zerkowitz