Oreste Pinto

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Person.png Oreste Pinto  Rdf-icon.png
Born 9 October 1889
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died 18 September 1961 (Age 71)
London, England
Alma mater Sorbonne

Oreste Pinto was a Dutch spook.


He studied languages and philology at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1909, where he also versed himself in unarmed combat.[1]


He was recruited in 1913 by the Deuxième Bureau.[2]

World War II

He interrogated suspected spies.

Dwight Eisenhower once described Pinto as "the greatest living authority on security".[3]

Later activities

Oreste book.jpg


A Document by Oreste Pinto

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Operation Market Gardenbook chapter1952WW2/Operation Market Garden
Christiaan Lindemans
Chapter 9 of Spycatcher By Lt. Col. Oreste Pinto Published by Panther Books


  1. http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/wwii/wwii-spies-oreste-pinto/
  2. Spycatcher, by Robert Barr, in the Radio Times, published August 28, 1959; archived at Toobworld; posted May 8, 2008; retrieved January 31, 2016
  3. "- TIME". Time. September 29, 1961. Retrieved 2008-06-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>