Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn

MI6: British Secret Intelligence Service Operations, 1909–1945 (Hardback)

WWII WWI British History Frontline Books Espionage & the SOE Pre WWI Frontline: WWI Frontline: WWII Military

By Nigel West
Frontline Books
Pages: 312
Illustrations: 16
ISBN: 9781526755742
Published: 30th October 2019

in_stock

£20.00 Introductory Offer

Print price £25.00


You'll be £20.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase MI6: British Secret Intelligence Service Operations, 1909–1945. What's this?

+£4 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £30
(click here for international delivery rates)

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Order within the next 1 hour, 22 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!


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.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

More titles by Nigel West

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Frontline Books...