The Secret History of Mi6 by Keith Jeffery

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A groundbreaking book, this unprecedented study is the authoritative account of the best-known intelligence organization in the world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of espionage, the two world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the first half of the twentieth century, "MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949" is a uniquely important examination of the role and significance of intelligence in the modern world.
 

About Keith Jeffery

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Keith Jeffery is Professor of British History at Queen's University, Belfast, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 1998 he was the Lees Knowles Lecturer in Military Science at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 2003-4, Parnell Fellow in Irish Studies at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is the author of fourteen previous books. Keith Jeffery lives in Northern Ireland.
 
Published September 1, 2010 by Penguin Press,. 832 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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In his door-stopping, authorised history of the British secret service, an unofficial companion to Christopher Andrew's equally chunky The Defence of the Realm, he is at pains to resist the portrait of the secret world we get from bestsellers such as Ben MacIntyre's Agent Zigzag.

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As the war progressed, the harvest of intelligence became steadily more abundant, though there was occasional confusion between MI6 and the Special Operations Executive (SOE), set up under Hugh Dalton with instructions from Churchill "to set Europe ablaze".

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