Episode 84: Britain's WWII Spymaster
Guest: Helen Fry, author, Spymaster: The Man Who Saved MI6
Sunday, December 5, 2021
This week on History Happy Hour: Officially he was a lowly bureaucrat, a “passport control officer” at the British embassy in Vienna. But Thomas Kendrick was actually Britain’s most important spymaster. In the tumultuous years leading up to WWII, he ran spy networks across Europe and facilitated the escape of Austrian Jews. Later he set up the "M Room," a listening operation that elicited information every bit as important as what was coming out of Bletchley Park.
Host-historians Chris Anderson and Rick Beyer welcome back History Happy Hour alum Helen Fry to talk about her new book: Spymaster: The Man Who Saved MI6. This Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.