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MI6

British Secret Intelligence Service Operations, 1909-1945

Nigel West

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Frontline
01 December 2019
History; Special & elite forces; Military intelligence
Written by the renowned expert Nigel West, this book exposes the operations of Britain's overseas intelligence-gathering organisation, the famed Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, and traces its origins back to its inception in 1909. In this meticulously researched account, its activities and structure are described in detail, using original secret service documents. The main body of the book concerns MI6's operations during the Second World War, and includes some remarkable successes and failures, including how MI6 financed a glamorous confidant of the German secret service; how a suspected French traitor was murdered by mistake; how Franco's military advisors were bribed to keep Spain out of the war; how members of the Swedish secret police were blackmailed into helping the British war effort; how a sabotage operation in neutral Tangiers enabled the Allied landings in North Africa to proceed undetected; and how Britain's generals ignored the first ULTRA decrypts because MI6 said that the information had come from a well-placed source called BONIFACE'. In this new edition, operations undertaken by almost all of MI6's overseas stations are recounted in extraordinary detail. They will fascinate both the professional intelligence officer and the general reader. The book includes organisational charts to illustrate MI6's internal structure and its wartime network of overseas stations. Backed by numerous interviews with intelligence officers and their agents, this engaging inside story throws light on many wartime incidents that had previously remained unexplained. AUTHOR: Nigel West is an intelligence expert and critically-acclaimed author. Such is his depth of knowledge in these fields that The Sunday Times noted that, 'His information is often so precise that many people believe he is the unofficial historian of the secret services. His books are peppered with deliberate clues to potential front-page stories.' In 1989 Nigel was voted 'The Experts' Expert' by The Observer. 16 b/w illustrations
By:   Nigel West
Imprint:   Frontline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781526755742
ISBN 10:   1526755742
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

NIGEL WEST is an intelligence expert and critically-acclaimed author. Such is his depth of knowledge in these fields that The Sunday Times noted that, 'His information is often so precise that many people believe he is the unofficial historian of the secret services. His books are peppered with deliberate clues to potential front-page stories.' In 1989 Nigel was voted 'The Experts' Expert' by The Observer.

Reviews for MI6: British Secret Intelligence Service Operations, 1909-1945

First released in the UK in 1983, this handsome reprint is a welcome addition that once again provides easy access to West's detailed look at the origins of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) known as MI6. -- The Journal of Strategic Security ...well-researched and easy to read... --Keith Rimmer, NZ Crown Mines


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