Posts tagged: Oreste Pinto

P is for Oreste Pinto

Oreste Pinto

Once dubbed by Dwight Eisenhower as the greatest living expert on security, Oreste Pinto was one of the colourful characters of World War II espionage and the original ‘Spycatcher’ who created his own myth.

Born in Amsterdam in 1889, Pinto was first recruited to the murky world of counter-intelligence while studying philology at the Sorbonne in 1911… Read more ›››