Secret Service in the Cold War

Have you spotted our exciting new release, Secret Service in the Cold War? It’s the biography of Lieutenant Colonel John B. Sanderson and includes the detailed inside story of the Berlin Air Lift, the Suez Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read on to find out more…



The Second World War had been won, but relationships between the Western allies and the Soviet Union were becoming increasingly strained, as the nuclear arms race made world peace precarious. It was vital that Britain knew the Soviets’ intentions and military capabilities, both offensive and defensive. As a Military Attaché in Sofia, and Commandant of an Intelligence Centre in the Balkans, it was SIS officer Colonel John Sanderson’s job to find out.

For over thirty years, John Sanderson worked for the British Secret Services – with his last mission, aged 74, as exciting as his first, being helicoptered into Sarajevo with an SAS team at the height of the Balkan War.

Here are two clips of John Sanderson talking about the Burma British ‘Forgotten Army’ on the Robert Kilroy Silk program in 1985, on the 40th anniversary of VE day.

Secret Service in the Cold War is available to order here.

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