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 Post subject: The ultimate honey trap spy (WWII)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:05 pm 
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EXCLUSIVE: 'She used the bedroom the way James Bond used a Beretta.' How seductress Betty Pack stole the secrets that helped defeat the Nazis - now Jennifer Lawrence is tapped to portray the ultimate honey trap spy

By DANIEL BATES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 13:09 EST, 5 July 2016 | UPDATED: 14:22 EST, 5 July 2016


She was the ultimate honey trap spy who would seduce a man with her ‘radiant smile and emerald-green eyes’.

And when she died in 1963 Time magazine wrote in her obituary that she ‘used the bedroom like James Bond uses a Beretta’.

American-born Betty Pack was one of the most successful Allied agents of the World War II - and one of its great unsung heroes, using her beauty and her brains to seduce diplomats and officials to steal secrets which helped to defeat the Nazis.

The intelligence she obtained included vital details about the Enigma machine which the Germans used to code all their messages.

She also stole the Vichy Papers in an elaborate plot which helped with Allied landing in North Africa in 1942, an event which is said to have changed the course of the war.

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Amy Thorpe aka Betty Pack aka Elizabeth Pack wedding picture 1936 - taken from book Credited Odhams Press


American-born Betty Pack was one of the most successful Allied agents of the World War II - and one of its great unsung heroes.


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Pack’s story has now been bought by Hollywood and Jennifer Lawrence is said to to be the favorite to play her.

Lawrence will have to embody Pack’s ruthless combination of being smart, shameless and sultry - which she deployed to lethal effect.

Pack said she had no regrets about combining the two oldest professions in the world - spying and prostitution - and said: ‘Wars are not won by respectable methods’.

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‘The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal’ by Howard Blum, reveals previously unreleased information about Pack, known as the ‘Mata Hari from Minnesota.'

Her story began in Minneapolis in 1910 where she was born Amy Elizabeth Thorpe to a father who was a US Marine Corps officer. Friends and family called her Betty and that was the name that stuck.

By the time she was 18 and made her debut in Washington society she had all the characteristics that would make her irresistible to men.

Pack was well-bred, had beautiful looks, grace, reddish hair and a gaze which could have charmed Hitler into bed.

As a future MI6 colleague put it: ‘The trick of making a man feel he is her entire universe is an old feminine wile, but she had it to the nth degree’.

Pack had been promiscuous during her teens and she became pregnant at 19 without knowing who the father was.

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Born Amy Elizabeth Thorpe in Minneapolis in 1910, her father was a US Marine Corps officer. Friends and family called her Betty


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Pack was ordered to go after Count Michael Lubienski, the chief aide to the Polish foreign minister, Jozef Beck - Beck here with Adolf Hitler

She married Arthur Pack, the second secretary at the British Embassy - who was 19 years her senior - to avoid a scandal.

The union brought Pack little more than dual British American citizenship.

Her child was born five months later but the marriage was already on the rocks, not least because her husband persuaded her to give him up for adoption.

A daughter born in 1934 failed to rekindle their relationship - but the marriage gave Pack her entry into the world of espionage.

Her husband’s friends at British intelligence were impressed with her ‘beauty, intelligence, daring and a shaky moral compass’, Blum writes - and recruited her instantly.

Arthur Pack was transferred to Madrid at the start of the Spanish civil war and Betty immediately impressed her new bosses by helping to smuggle rebel Nationalists to safety.

She also helped coordinate the evacuation of British embassy staff from northern Spain.

The Packs were relocated to Warsaw, Poland as it was coming onto Hitler’s radar - the move coordinated by MI6 so that she could be tested further in the field.

She didn’t disappoint.

Pack was given an ‘entertainment allowance’ of £20 a week by the British intelligence services and used it to seduce a Polish foreign office official.

Describing their assignations she later said matter-of-factly: ‘Our meetings were very fruitful, and I let him make love to me as often as he wanted, since this guaranteed the smooth flow of political information I needed’.

As Blum writes, the divan in the official’s apartment became her ‘operational headquarters’.

In the summer their vodka-fueled liaisons continued on a blanket on the banks of the Vistula river.

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Betty, whose code name was Cynthia, sent this photo to her uncle, a top US official aware of her espionage activities. It is a mannequin modeled on Betty herself. The handwritten note on the image reads ' To uncle Charlie - sh-h-h....Cynthia'


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Pack met Beck (left) at a dinner party hosted by the American ambassador. Beck was married but was so taken with Pack he sent her pink roses the next morning.
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Pack's old friend Alberto Lais, who was now an attaché at the Italian embassy in Washington, was also smiten with her

After each session Pack would type up her conversations on a typewriter and send them off to London in a diplomatic pouch where they were ‘avidly’ read.

After her husband was sent back to Britain to a nursing home after suffering a stroke, Pack was ordered to go after Count Michael Lubienski, the chief aide to the Polish foreign minister, Jozef Beck.

She met him at a dinner party hosted by the American ambassador. Beck was married but was so taken with Pack he sent her pink roses the next morning.

Soon he was giving her much more, including details about how Polish mathematicians were trying to crack the Enigma machine.

The information was passed along to the experts at Bletchley Park in England, where Britain’s greatest minds were trying to do the same.

Pack also obtained proof of Hitler’s plans to take apart the former Czechoslovakia before she was ordered to leave Poland in 1938, for reasons that remain unclear.

Pack and her husband were then posted to Chile.

But when World War Two started, Amy Pack offered her talents to the British intelligence service and traveled to New York where she was given the codename ‘Cynthia’.

Amy Elizabeth Thorpe was now a fully fledged spy.

Her first assignment was to get hold of the code books used by the Italian navy.

She looked up her old friend Alberto Lais, who was now an attaché at the Italian embassy in Washington.

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Bletchley Park, in Buckinghamshire, the headquarters of the Allied cryptopgraphers during WW II and where the German 'Enigma' code, considered unbreakable, was deciphered - with Pack's help


As Blum writes, Pack was told to ‘get close to Lais and do whatever you must to accomplish the mission’, a task she gladly accepted.

Pack had actually written letters to Lais when she was a child of 11 because he was impressed with a romantic novel she wrote called Fioretta. In the correspondence he called her his ‘golden girl’.

At their first meeting at her apartment, Lais, who was now in his 60s, was overwhelmed with emotion and told her: ‘It’s my golden girl and she hasn’t changed a bit’.

Blum notes that he ‘held her longer than a father might. And Betty let him’.

Lais, who was married, could not resist Pack but did not sleep with her and instead preferred to stroke her naked body and fondle her for hours.

Pack described their affair as ‘sentimental rather than sexual’.

She once asked him directly for the naval codes but he walked out and later told her it would be ‘too large a betrayal’.

Despite her formidable charms being used to full effect, Lais would only tell Pack the name of the clerk in the relevant office.

Pack then bribed the clerk and got the codes, which enabled Britain’s Royal Navy to destroy the Italians at the Battle of Cape Matapan.

Her next assignment assured her place in the espionage hall of fame.

She was given the near impossible task of getting the naval ciphers, or codes, from Vichy France, which supported the Nazis.

To do this she posed as an American journalist and befriended Charles Brousse, a 49-year-old married press attaché at the Vichy embassy in Washington.

Furthermore he was a World War I flying ace who was the co-owner of an influential chain of newspapers.

But despite this, the first night he met Pack they ended up in bed together - and he fell in love with her.

She fell for him too - but that did not stop her doing her job.

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Pack's first assignment was to get hold of the code books used by the Italian navy. She bribed a clerk and got the codes, which enabled Britain’s Royal Navy to destroy the Italians at the Battle of Cape Matapan

She learned from Brousse that only the chief cipher officer and his assistant had access to the room where the codes were held inside the Vichy embassy.

Furthermore, the books themselves were in several volumes and locked in a safe. A watchman with a dog guarded the embassy at night.

Brousse was so enraptured by Pack that he turned against his own government and came up with the solution for what he called the ‘perfect crime’.

Brousse told Andre Chevalier, the embassy watchman, that Pack was his lover and that he needed somewhere discreet to take her at nights, so needed access to the embassy.

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Charles Brousse and his wife, Catherine, aboard the SS Exeter as they arrived in the US where he served as a press attache with the French embassy

Brousse and Pack duly began arriving most nights to continue their trysts, the sound of her pleasure echoing through the corridors being proof that they were not up to anything.

To get the ciphers they tried drugging the watchman and his Alsatian with champagne spiked with sedative.

But there was not enough time for a professional thief known as the ‘Georgia Cracker’ to remove the books and give them to the MI6 men outside to copy them.

A second attempt failed when Pack could not even the safe open.

For their third try, Pack waited until the watchman was dozing and let in the Georgia Cracker.

Pack had a feeling that the watchman was getting suspicious so midway through the operation stood up and took off her clothes.

Blum writes that she ‘stood naked except for the strand of pearls around her neck. She had no modesty, no inhibition. She held herself easily and confidently’.

As Brousse began to undress the door opened and a light shone in. It was the watchman.

Blum writes: ‘The light held steady, illuminating her nakedness.

‘Oh, la la’, said Betty in a voice more playful than shocked. She tried to cover herself with her hands, but her modesty was half-hearted and deliberately careless. She wanted the watchman to get a good, long look.

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General ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan, the chief of OSS at the time, called Pack ‘the greatest unsung heroine of the war’

‘I beg your pardon a thousand times, Madame,’ muttered the watchman as he finally extinguished the flashlight. Flustered, he hurried off, closing the door firmly behind him’.

Now they could get back to work.

The Cracker took the books to a nearby hotel where a room had been set up to copy them at speed.

Pack stayed up until 5am when the Cracker returned and gave her the books which she put back in the safe.


Two days later the ciphers were at Bletchley Park, the British code cracking base, and they proved a vital aid to the Allied landing in French-held North Africa in November 1942

Pack’s role was confirmed by Ellery Huntington, a former Wall St lawyer who had become her handler at the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the CIA.

He told her: ‘American and British troops have landed in North Africa, and have met with practically no enemy resistance.

‘The reason there has been no resistance is a military secret. But I think that you should know that it is due to your ciphers. They have changed the whole course of the war’.

Huntington was not alone in celebrating Pack’s achievements.

General ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan, the chief of OSS at the time, called Pack ‘the greatest unsung heroine of the war’.

Pack herself never showed any remorse for what she had done - or a hint of shame.

She once said: ‘Ashamed? Not in the least, my superiors told me that the results of my work saved thousands of British and American lives.

‘It involved me in situations from which ‘respectable’ women draw back - but mine was total commitment. Wars are not won by respectable methods’.

After surviving a lifetime of high-stakes espionage, the end of Pack’s life proved she was never far from danger.

Arthur Pack killed himself in 1945 in Argentina.

Brousse divorced his wife and married Pack but she died of mouth cancer on December 1 1963 aged just 53.

Ten years later her husband was electrocuted by his electric blanket, and part of the medieval castle in France they were living in was destroyed by the ensuing blaze.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3674051/She-used-bedroom-way-James-Bond-used-Beretta-seductress-Betty-Pack-stole-secrets-helped-defeat-Nazis-Jennifer-Lawrence-tapped-portray-ultimate-honey-trap-spy.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:58 pm 
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anyone see any of Jennifer Lawrences fappening pics.....now that's whay I call a honey trap.

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I don't have anything against JLaw, but the woman she's playing is arguably better looking.

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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
I don't have anything against JLaw, but the woman she's playing is arguably better looking.


I think JLaw is naturally beautiful, but my eyes don't usually make it all the way up to her face :D


Back on topic....I guess prostitution is illegal, unless your check comes from the gubmit.

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