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An apt observation of a sad struggle

within the army command’

Nieuwe Revu, opinion weekly

The secret services torn apart,

the government unmasked’

Hebban, book review site

‘The Court found that the

accuracy of the book written by

Edwin Giltay is not in doubt’

Court of Appeal The Hague


Now second, revised edition:

Dutch author exposes intelligence scandal

His gag order was lifted: author Edwin F. Giltay pitches his book here on stage in Amsterdam.

 Subtitled in English 

A general sporting three stars on his uniform, commissioning a private spy to nose around in a commercial company. And this is not just anyone: it’s the general’s own wife. A tribal war within the Dutch Military Intelligence Service, with unsuspecting citizens being victimized. One would expect such a modus operandi in North Korea, not in the Low Countries. However, this is what author Edwin F. Giltay experienced — he vividly describes the saga in The Cover-up General (Dutch: De doofpotgeneraal).

  In his book Mr Giltay depicts the rather trans­parent conduct of secret service agents infiltrating at the internet provider where he was assigned. Initially a spook tried to recruit Mr Giltay as a military analyst. At the same time however, she herself was being monitored. At the root of this tug-of-war within the Military Intelligence Service was the infamous film roll of Srebrenica depicting war crimes, which was misdeveloped by the Dutch Armed Forces. The recruiting officer intended to make public the footage on the film wasn’t at all lost – information that would no doubt have under­mined the standing of a certain triple-star general. 

  The Cover-up General delineates this espionage scandal fervently. Mr Giltay recounts the absurd consequences in great detail. As long as the Srebrenica drama receives public and legal attention, this nonfiction thriller is assuredly of significance.



Buy here for €19.50 including delivery in the Netherlands and Belgium


De doofpotgeneraal

Edwin Giltay

Epilogue Hans Laroes

Book banned: 21 December 2015

Ban lifted: 12 April 2016

Second, revised edition including eight new chapters published in September 2016 by Blauwe Tijger

Paperback with flaps|263 pages

Also, a free audiobook is available for the blind and physically handicapped.



   14 SEPTEMBER 2017      NEWS ARTICLE   

Dutch Parliament Orders Minister to Answer Whistle-Blower

The Hague – Dutch Parliamentarians have ordered the Minister of Defence (MoD) to provide answers in the case of whistle-blower Mr Edwin F. Giltay.

  Mr Giltay is the author of The Cover-up General (Dutch: De doofpotgeneraal), in which he uncovers a scandal within the Dutch military secret service regarding the aftermath of the Srebrenica drama. When blowing the whistle on the affair, the MoD commissioned an inquiry labelling him ‘deranged’.

  Mr Giltay had requested the Ministry to renounce its findings, only to receive a letter which was blatantly off topic: ‘The reply from one of their top civil servants was completely irrelevant. It didn’t address my request in any respect; most unsatisfactory. That’s why I asked my MP to step in.’

  The Rt Hon Sadet Karabulut MP, a permanent member of the Parliamentary Defence Committee, urged the Minister to provide an adequate response. Her motion was carried unanimously. ‘I think Mr Giltay is entitled to a real answer,’ she told TV-reporters. ‘This ought to be put right.’

  The Srebrenica aftermath still leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Many elements raised in The Cover-up General have not yet been addressed, says Mr Giltay: ‘Apart from the MoD’s erroneous findings in my case, they still have to come clean on a number of issues. They owe that to the victims.’







Impressions of a mass burial 


Over 20,000 people from near and far travelled to the Bosnian mountain town of Srebrenica to attend this year’s genocide commemoration. Every July 11th, bodies found and identified over the past year, are buried. This year there are 71: The remains of people massacred after the enclave was overrun by Serbian troops in 1995. Author Edwin Giltay and journalist / interpreter Naida Ribić were present at the ceremony.

Countless times I have heard and read about what happened here: The fall of the town and the murder of over 8,000 men and boys. I know the facts; I know of the unfathomable genocide. And yet I cannot refrain from crying with the mourning crowd. The sorrow is too deep – it overwhelms us all.

  Of course, in the bright sunlight and the temperature rising to 95 degrees, no one is quite at ease. But it’s the sadness of the genocide; this inhumane act, that affects us deeply.

  On top of that, I am ashamed of my nationality. After all, it was the Dutch military that disarmed the Bosniaks in Srebrenica and promised to protect them. Nevertheless, when the Serbs overran the enclave, my compatriots threw them to the mercy of their arch-enemies, without a second thought. The Dutch didn’t fire a single shot. The defence lines, dug out by the Bosniaks, were handed over to Serbian troops just like that. During the commemoration, several youngsters point this out to me most poignantly, in fluent English.

  Still, on their own account they put things in perspective: ‘The Serbs are much worse. They will never admit their mistakes, while many Dutch do.’

  The teens are right. Two weeks prior to this ceremony, the Court of Appeal in The Hague stated in a historic ruling that the Netherlands is partly responsible for the death of about 300 Bosniaks who were deported from the area on July 13, 1995. Countries are no longer able to hide behind collective responsibility of the United Nations. Dutchbat, the Dutch UN battalion, was well aware the Bosniaks were doomed and they ought to have provided protection – this they had promised, the judge said in court. Among the attendees were thirty widows.

  Prior to court proceedings, Munira Subašić, President of the Mothers of Srebrenica, had given me a white lapel pin symbolizing the suffering. At the Srebrenica cemetery, I wear it on my chest.

  As I do not speak Bosnian, I set myself to filming Naida, who interviews a large number of surviving relatives at the vast burial grounds. One woman wears a T-shirt, picturing her deceased husband. She discloses both her husband and son have been murdered. She doesn’t have a single picture of her beloved son. The woman bursts out in tears – Naida consoles her spontaneously. In front of the camera they embrace.

  Thousands and thousands of white marble headstones: I nearly curse at the abundance of injustice. But then I hear the Islamic prayer, calling out to all – in an almost magical vein: We are all here as one. This must never be forgotten, in order for it to never happen again.

  It seems as if the universal thought of ‘never again’ hovers over the pilgrims, assembled to pay respect to the victims. The sky seems electrified with this one wish.

  In order to remember, it is vital to know exactly what happened here. Finding the truth is essential. It may seem self-evident, but unfortunately it isn’t – not when Srebrenica is concerned.

  The Serbs tried their utmost to conceal the genocide. With bulldozers, they dug up existing mass graves of the Bosniaks they had executed, to relocate the bodies far away in secret. They also moved swaths of human remains to remote places, and put land mines on top. Hence, 22 years on, remains of many victims have never been found.

  The 71 caskets are small. Of several victims, only a single bone fragment has been identified; now laid in nearly empty caskets. A thousand victims may never be found again. In case there are no surviving family members, DNA identification is impossible at any rate.

  A giant truck, covered with the Bosnian flag, transported the caskets from the Visoko mortuary to Srebrenica. One of the stops was Sarajevo, on July 9th. I saw women crying in the streets. Hundreds of people paid their respect when the truck stopped in front of the Presidency Building, near the memorial for 1,500 children killed during the siege of the city.

  Apart from the Serbs, the Dutch also keep evidence of war crimes under wraps. Think: The infamous ‘Srebrenica film roll’. In 2014, I wrote a book relating to this affair: The Cover-up General. A year after publication, the non-fiction thriller was banned by court order. My freedom of speech was limited as well: I wasn’t allowed to talk about its contents anymore or promote the book. However, the Court of Appeal in The Hague overturned the verdict: It found that the accuracy of the book is not in doubt, and it has been reprinted since. The initial verdict was so far-reaching, it would have been impossible for me to even write this very article. It could have cost me 100,000 euro in fines.

  The withholding of photos also plays a part in the lawsuit over 200 Dutchbat veterans commenced recently against their former employer. Apart from rehabilitation and compensation for having been equipped with poor weaponry, they demand the pictures and videos they’ve taken in the days after Srebrenica’s fall. It concerns at least eight film rolls, containing sensitive material; such as evidence of war crimes. These were requisitioned by senior officers, and are now held under lock and key – somewhere in military intelligence vaults.

  Many former Dutchbat soldiers feel betrayed by the superpowers for not having used air support in Srebrenica. Retired Army Colonel Charlef Brantz – at the time superior officer of Dutchbat-commander Karremans – wrote me that both the Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as Dutch NATO representatives were informed about the decision, six weeks before the fall of the enclave. The authorities failed to inform Dutchbat accordingly. In this godforsaken place, our troops were apparently abandoned not only by the superpowers, but by their own top brass as well.

  After today’s ceremony, Naida and I are invited to the homes of the Srebrenica Mothers. When I mention the veterans’ legal proceedings, my compatriots receive some support when it comes to unearthing the photo evidence. Media are also aware of the fact my book will be discussed by the Parliamentary Defence Committee later this year. The country’s biggest newspaper, Dnevni Avaz, reported about it only this morning.

  Of late, Bosnian media have reported on the countless rapes during the civil war. It is tried to break the taboo. A new campaign points out the stigma ought to burden the perpetrators instead of their victims. Women sharing their traumatic experiences are being praised for their courage.

  The Mothers of Srebrenica claim some of the Dutchbat veterans also committed rapes. They may not have used force, but all the same it is rumoured they took advantage of women who were scared to death, being coerced by Serbian troops.

  The morning after the commemoration, Srebrenica’s former mayor, Ćamil Duraković, visits Naida and me at our hotel. As chairman of the memorial organization committee, he has denied access to the burial grounds to anyone who denies the genocide: Even his Serbian successor has to stay away. Duraković considers the measure necessary to safeguard the peace of mind of the survivors who come to bury their loved ones. He stresses there have been no significant incidents this year.

  As we leave Srebrenica in the afternoon, I notice the beauty of the landscape. The wooded hills bask in the sunlight. How in God’s name has it come to pass these hills should be covered with war graves?

The journey of Edwin F. Giltay to the 22nd annual commemoration of the genocide was made possible by the SGTRS foundation.



   12 JANUARY 2017      INTERVIEW   

The military has a way with intimidation’ 



He became entangled in a web of intrigue and rivalry within the Dutch military secret service. Putting pen to paper, he documented his experiences in The Cover-up General (Dutch: De doofpotgeneraal). The non-fiction thriller was banned by court order, but this was overruled by the Court of Appeal in The Hague. Hence, author Edwin F. Giltay recently published a revised edi­tion of his book.

‘In 1998 – I was in my mid-twenties – I applied for a job with the Royal Netherlands Navy, and made a good impression. Thereupon their counterparts from the military secret service tried to recruit me; one of their operatives asked me to become a military analyst. She had infiltrated the offices of internet service provider Casema where I was working at the time. All the while however, she herself was secretly monitored by another spy and this situation got out of hand completely. At the root of this tug-of-war within military intelligence was the infamous film roll of Srebrenica depicting war crimes. One of the factions wanted to make public the footage on the film wasn’t at all lost, the other wanted to keep this information under wraps.’

Wasn’t this footage misdeveloped by the Dutch Armed Forces?

‘Working at the internet provider, said recruiter complained about several mishaps within military intelligence. She told us the Srebrenica footage hadn’t been lost at all. In fact, she claimed she had seen the pictures herself. Her antagonists kept an eye on her through a spook who, it turned out, was none other than the wife of General Ad Van Baal. According to my information, he had employed his spouse as a private spy. Van Baal was the deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Netherlands Army when the Srebrenica drama unfolded. It would result in an unprecedented fall from grace for him and the armed forces, should those pictures ever surface in the public domain. We are talking about evidence of the start of the genocide by the Serbs, at the time a Dutch battalion was to protect Srebrenica. Although they denied it, Dutch Army top brass was very much aware of the atrocities taking place.’


The Dutch military will not have applauded publication of your book.

‘The former recruiter started legal proceedings against me, claiming I was guilty of slander. Apparently, I had vilified her reputation. Quite remarkable: The Cover-up General was already available for nearly a year at that stage. While in court, she did not produce any evidence to substantiate her accusa­tions. She didn’t bring forth any proof what­so­ever to support her objections. The docu­men­tation I provided, proved my story was correct.’


‘It would be an unprecedented fall from grace for the Dutch Army should the Srebrenica pictures become public.’



‘Still, the book was banned, which was completely incomprehensible. Such a restriction on the freedom of press is rather unique in The Netherlands. The Court of Appeal overturned the verdict resolutely, however. Thankfully, the judges recog­nized my book is based on facts. Indeed, no, I am not easily gagged.’

Did the Ministry of Defence ever delve into the intrigue within military intelligence?

‘On the contrary. After I had asked the powers that be to investigate the Casema affair, I was opposed in any way thinkable. I was intimidated actually. This I elaborate on in the new edition of The Cover-up General, and well docu­mented at that. When you consider how various intelligence agencies tried to put me under pressure, how they tried to discredit me: it gives you a pretty good insight of the modus operandi of our spooks. The military has a way with intimidation, many among former service personnel can tell a tale or two about that. Once you air the military’s dirty laundry in public, you’re bound to get into trouble. My story is but one of many.’

What do you hope your book will achieve?

‘I would greatly appreciate it, should the Casema affair be investigated after all. Intelligence personnel has been responsible for illegal infiltration, intimidation, burglary and theft. And I’d like to see the dubious part General Van Baal played be unravelled. An appropriate task for the Minister of Defence. Even more important: this shady affair related to Srebrenica ought to be uncovered: after all – we are talking about genocide. The government intimidation I personally encountered, scandalous though it was, is insignificant by comparison. If the military would want to try anything to put me off again, well, all efforts to shut me up have been proven unsuccessful. I’ll take them on any day.’




Book ban overturned 

The Hague – The Court of Appeal in The Hague, The Nether­lands, has ruled nonfiction thriller The Cover-up General (Dutch: De doofpot­generaal) is no longer banned. 

   December 2015, the book was banned by the district court of The Hague after a former agent of the Dutch military secret service demanded it to be censured. The appeals court overturned this verdict resolutely.

   Author Edwin F. Giltay had expected a ruling in his favour: ‘To ban a book, meticulously documented and researched thoroughly – it’s unthink­­able. The three judges of the Court of Appeal recognized my book is based on facts. This time around, the former secret agent was unable to pull the wool over their eyes.’

  The ex-spy claimed untruths abounded in the book, yet she did not produce any evidence to substantiate her accusations. ‘She didn’t bring forth any proof whatsoever to support her dubious claims. The only thing we heard from her was: ‘It’s all a farce!’ She never demonstrated con­vincingly exactly what was. It was nothing but a bluff.’

  During the court hearing, she also claimed the Ministry of Defence investigated security risks which had arisen after publication of the book. Sup­posedly, measures to ensure her security were implemented as a result. How­ever, the former spy wasn’t able to support these unconvincing statements with any proof either.

  Retired Dutch army colonel Charlef Brantz comments: ‘Spies are used to bending reality, they manipulate the truth.’ This was the case precisely, asserts Mr Giltay: ‘Hence it’s not surprising the judges of the Court of Appeal dis­carded the ridiculous decision to ban the book.’

  Giltay’s attorney Jurian Van Groenendaal: ‘It’s still a mystery why the lower court ruled as it did. Apparently, it was regarded by some as too explo­sive in nature.’

  The book recounts an espionage scandal, related to the disappear­ance of footage depicting Srebrenica war crimes. This saga disgraced the Dutch military. Mr Giltay: ‘The censorship of my book implied that one cannot speak up about this cover-up. Fortunately however, freedom of expression and freedom of press have prevailed.’


In November 2014, De doofpot­generaal was published in Amster­dam. One year after publication – when it was already sold out – the book was banned. A judge prohi­bited Edwin F. Giltay to reprint, distribute and even promote his book. Mr Giltay had to black out this website. The censor­ship verdict was front page news in the Balkans, and met with anger and disbelief everywhere.

Dnevnik, the largest newspaper of Mace­donia, criticizes the ban big-time on its front page.

However, the verdict was resolute­ly overturned on 12 April 2016. A second, revised edition of De doofpot­generaal by Blauwe Tijger Publishing returned on the market in September 2016.






Meticulously written and well documented’

Jan Pronk, former minister


Author Edwin Giltay describes down to the last detail what is wrong with our secret services, covered up by the Armed Forces, the National Ombudsman and with damaged ministers as a consequence.’ /

Hebban, Dutch book review site

‘Mr Giltay wrote an impressive book about his experiences. I think the Minister ought to provide a real answer.’

Sadet Karabulut, Member of Parliament


About the failed film roll film of Srebrenica, and the muddle of intrigues and smoke screens concerning the disappearance of this possible evidence of war crimes’

de Volkskrant, Dutch daily

‘This book makes clear the necessity of solid external control on intelligence and security services.’

— Bram van Ojik, Member of Parliament


Giltay calls all involved by name. He gives dates, locations, and his narrative never runs amok.’

Leidsch Dagblad, Dutch daily

‘I read the book and can recommend it to everyone. It’s very thrilling.’

Harry van Bommel, former Member of Parliament


In a down-to-earth writing style with attention to detail, Edwin Giltay describes in The Cover-up General the clumsy performan­ce of two spies with poor manners, that he witnessed.’

Haarlems Weekblad, Dutch weekly

‘This is an important book about an important affair in which the secret service withheld evidence of war crimes, at the expense of an arbitrarily chosen but surprisingly thoughtful civilian.’

Roel van Duijn, politician


‘If this wasn’t a true story, the book would be regarded as hilarious’ /

Nieuwe Revu, Dutch opinion weekly

‘One is aware of how the Armed Forces deal with whistle-blowers: Fred Spijkers, Victor van Wulfen and Edwin Giltay’

— Jan Born, investigative journalist EenVandaag


The Cover-up General reads like a thrilling and very detailed ‘roman ŕ clef’ in which the true names are revealed.’

Checkpoint, Dutch veteran’s monthly

‘I’d like to see the whole Srebrenica book be opened. The moment the government would also give disclo­sure of the Giltay story, that’d be a nice bycatch.’

— Hans Laroes, former editor-in-chief NOS-News


'In The Cover-Up General nothing is what it looks like. It is almost stifling to read how intelligence services – or the general himself? – crowd around to make the life of innocent civilians miserable.' /

Boekje Pienter (army website)

‘Why can’t the government just be open? It’s important that this riddle is also solved permanently.’

Brenno de Winter, investigative journalist


‘Reads like an exciting boys’ book.’
— PhotoN Magazine

The Cover-up General is a shocking eye-opener on how our secret services work.’

— Philip Dröge, investigative journalist


‘This thriller is a fine read and it truly happened. And when do you read something about government espionage?’

— Amsterdam FM

‘Good to see this is being reported’

— Arnold Karskens, war correspondent


‘People in high places trying to cover up their own mess, getting nailed by their own dirt. If this wasn’t a bloody serious case, the reader could perceive the story of Edwin as a magisterial joke.’

LeesKost, Dutch books blog

‘Evokes the atmosphere of Graham Greene’s famous Our man in Havana, yet situated in Delft in the offices of an internet provider …’

— Christ Klep, military historian


‘The author describes in a compelling way the rather transparent activity of a secret agent he got confronted with at the internet service provider where he worked at the time. His report on this affair reads like a thriller.’

— Dutch library institute Biblion (2016)

‘If this is all true, then the Netherlands is an even stranger country than I started to think in the past years.’

— Chris van der Heijden, historian


 ‘A must-read for everybody who wants to know more about government espionage in practice and the dangers entailed for all involved.’

— Dutch library institute Biblion (2015)

‘Reality turns out more bizarre than the greatest conspiracy theory. This book proves really everything is possible, also in the Netherlands. Including threats, etc.’

Willem Middelkoop, writer


‘An exciting documentary thriller, that recounts the espionage scandal relating to the disappearance from the laboratory in The Hague of footage depicting war crimes’

Dnevni Avaz, Bosnian daily

‘Read this exciting book! Then you’ll know for sure what’s going on and what could be happening.’

Metje Blaak, writer


Marihuana is allowed there, but not a book on Srebrenica’

Vesti, Serbian daily (December 2015)

‘Holland is a kind of wholesale dealer of cover-ups. I recognize this story fully.’

Roger Vleugels, freedom of information specialist


Cover-ups, censorship and the shadow of a genocide that might have been prevented’

+31 Mag, Italian magazine

That secret services infiltrate people at companies is not news: read Edwin Giltays The Cover-up General.’

Victor van Wulfen, former Royal Netherlands Air Force fighter pilot and whistle-blower


‘A very interesting book’

Naša Bosna, BiH Platform (organisation of citizens of Bosnia in the Netherlands)

[News program] Argos has shown that we and the people were betrayed by our allies. It's time to bring this cover-up to light. Edwin has shown with his book once again that there is more to it.’

Derk Zwaan, veteran Dutchbat 3


‘Again, the suspicion is fed the State is respon­sible for letting disappear the infamous photo roll.’

— Marco R. Gerritsen and Simon van der Sluijs, lawyers of the ‘Mothers of Srebrenica’

‘I find Edwin’s book very readable and well worth reading: it brings forth very sensitive and interesting questions.’

— Caspar ten Dam, former president of the Srebrenica commemoration committee in The Hague


‘During the appeal against the book ban, it immediately becomes clear that Edwin Giltay has more evidence: 30 pieces versus one.’

Schrijven Magazine, Dutch writer’s monthly

‘All this is real – starring Military Intelligence, running circles around Edwin and bungling everything.’

Jehanne van Woerkom, writer


‘The book The Cover-up General may again be distributed. … According to the court, freedom of expression should in this case be weighed heavier than the right to defend honour and reputation.’

Court of Appeal The Hague

It’s still a mystery why the lower court ruled as it did. Appar­ent­ly, The Cover-up General was regarded by some as too explo­sive in nature.’

Jurian van Groenendaal, media lawyer








Well over 160 articles in 12 countries were already written about the nonfiction thriller. A selection is listed here:

Katica Nihad. Giltej: Ovo nije lična osveta ili borba, stvar je da je dužnosnik lagao (Giltay: This is not about revenge, fact is that the functionary lied), Dnev­ni Avaz (Bosnian daily), 13 November 2017.

Katica Nihad. Holandija duguje žrtvama Srebrenice! (Holland owes to the Srebrenica victims!), Dnev­ni Avaz, 18 September 2017.

Klokkenluider Edwin Giltay vecht tegen Defensie voor eerherstel (Whistle-blower Edwin Giltay fights against the Armed Forces for rehabilitation), TV item in Hart van Nederland, SBS6 (Dutch TV channel), 14 September 2017.

Edwin Giltay. Srebrenica blijft Nederland achtervolgen (Srebrenica keeps haunting the Netherlands), opinion article in Novini (Dutch news site), 1 Augustus 2017.

Katica Nihad. Edwin Giltej: Srebrenica još progoni Holandiju (Edwin Giltay: Srebrenica keeps haunting the Netherlands), Dnevni Avaz, 11 July 2017.

Alosman Husejnović. Zataškane srebreničke fotorolne štite holandske veterane da bi u miru popili čašu piva! (The Sre­bre­nica photo roll covered-up so Dutch veterans can peace­fully drink a glass of beer!), interview with author Edwin Giltay by Dnevni Avaz, 1 October 2016. Note that the editors came with the blunt article title.


Dnevni Avaz from Sarajevo interviews author Edwin Giltay here about the Dutch Armed Forces and Srebrenica.

Alosman Husejnović. Holandski sud ukinuo zabranu knjige o Srebrenici (Dutch judge lifts ban on Srebrenica book), Dnevni Avaz, 12 April 2016.

Lars Pasveer. Verspreidingsverbod ‘De doofpotgeneraal’ vernietigd (Dissemination ban on ‘The Cover-up Ge­neral’ destroyed), Villa­media (Dutch monthly), 12 April 2016.

Alosman Husejnović. Suđenje ‘Zabranjenoj Knjizi’ U Haagu: Skrivena fascikla o Srebrenici mora biti otvorena i dostupna javnosti (Trial of ‘The Forbidden Book’ in The Hague: The hidden folder on Srebrenica must be opened and made public!), Dnevni Avaz, 25 Febru­ary 2016. English translation.

Žana Božinovska. На суд ќе се брани и со текст објавен во Дневник (He Will Defend Himself in Court with an Article Published in ‘Dnevnik), Дневник (Mace­donian daily), 15 February 2016. English translation.

Uproar over book ban, background article, February 2016.

Mayoni Oosterhoff. ‘Mijn boek wordt nu juist méér gelezen’ (‘My book will only be read more’), interview with author Edwin Giltay in Nieuwe Revu (Dutch weekly), 13 January 2016.

Alosman Husejnović. Casper ten Dam: Nakon zabrane knjige o Srebrenici pravdu ćemo tražiti do Evropskog suda! (Casper ten Dam: The Srebrenica book prohibition leads us to seek justice at the European Court!), Dnevni Avaz, 4 January 2016. English translation.

Žana Božinovska. Холандскиот суд забранил книга за Сребреница по барање на бивша шпионка (Dutch court bans book about Srebrenica on request former spy), Дневник, 28 December 2015. English translation.

Mladen Kremenović. Суд у Хагу забранио књигу о Сребреници (The Hague court bans book on Srebrenica), Политика (Serbian daily), 24 December 2015. English translation.

S. Reedijk. Srebrenica-boek verboden (Srebrenica book prohibited), Powned (Dutch public broadcaster), 21 December 2015.

Srebrenica-boek De Doofpotgeneraal alsnog verboden (Srebrenica book The Cover-up General banned after all), and NOS Radiojournaal (Dutch national news channel), 21 December 2015.

Brenno de Winter. Ex-inlichtingenmedewerker wil verbod boek ‘fotorolletje Srebrenica’ (Former intelligence employee wants ban on ‘photo roll Srebrenica’ book), (Dutch news site), 4 August 2015.

Jurriën Holthuis. Boek: Duistere Uitzendkracht (Book: Shadowy Temporary Worker), 4-star review in Nieuwe Revu (Dutch weekly), 4 February 2015.

Suzanne Bosman and Jan Mom. De Doofpotgeneraal: burger raakt betrokken bij spionage (The Cover-up General: citizen gets invol­ved in espionage), live interview with Edwin Giltay by news program EenVandaag on Dutch national Radio 1, 5 December 2014.



Edwin F. Giltay (The Hague, Holland, 1970) is a free­lance editor of mixed Dutch-Indonesian descent. Mr Giltay worked as a technical writer for IBM and as a management assis­tant for Deloitte. Currently, Mr Giltay edits some of the books brought out by Blauwe Tijger Publishing. The Cover-up General, also published here, is his non­fiction debut.


The press can find promotion photos of De doofpotgeneraal in the press kit.


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