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History Happy Hour

Episode 84: Britain's WWII Spymaster

The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949, Keith Jeffrey An authoritative history of Britain’s senior foreign intelligence agency from its founding through the first half of the 20th Century. Provides a solid foundation for understanding Kendrick’s critical work with the organization during the war. MI6: The Art of Betrayal: Life and Death in the British Secret Service, Gordon Corera Corera continues the story begun by Jeffrey into the Cold War. Also does some very good work on the lives lived by MI6s agents. Much more focus on the agents’ personalities and personal life than you get in many histories. The Walls Have Ears, Helen Fry Our guests’ earlier ground-breaking work on the Secret Intelligence Service interrogation centers set up at the start of the war by Lawrence
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