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The Secret History of MI6

Monday, September 27, 2010

Historian and author Keith Jeffery tells the history of the world's oldest and most storied foreign intelligence service: Britain’s MI6. In The Secret History of MI6, he explores the important and largely hidden role MI6 had in shaping the history of Europe and the world.

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Keith Jeffery

Comments [8]

anonyme

Michael, that accent is from Northern Ireland ergo UK

Sep. 28 2010 12:02 PM
michael manhattan from new york city

All very lovely snow job from MI6 , the author complete with an ‘overseer; to make it completely safe !. . . how to change the facts Philby was a communist because of British politics at that time did not want to confront Hitler yet in the book the author says ‘this is not mentioned’. the Royal Prince of Wales actually wrote to Hitler a letter of approbation as a total embarrassment to the crown! . . and as for the middle east , the need for resources i.e. oil was much more important than the lives of holocaust victims a deep embedded British anti-Semitism. And the Poles first broke the Enigma machine contary to the author or should one say the Irish Blarney, of the well paid author.

Sep. 27 2010 02:47 PM
Sigur

"yes" on the Smiley question, and what's MI6's record on torture?

Sep. 27 2010 01:56 PM
Geoff from Brooklyn

What's your feeling about Roger Hollis?
Was he a mole or is Peter Wright's book "Spycatcher" settling a personal score

Sep. 27 2010 01:56 PM
LennieF from Manhattan

You're thinking of the Zimmerman telegram which was not forged, but real. British Intelligence did make sure the US found out about it though. I also think, but not sure, that it was from the foreign minister not the Kaiser.

Anyone who likes these subjects should read "Between Silk and Cyanide" by Leo Marks who was the UK's code maker during WWII

Sep. 27 2010 01:56 PM
Jay from Brooklyn

Did MI6 lure the U.S. into WWI by forging a letter from the Kaiser to the Pres. of Mexico?

Sep. 27 2010 01:44 PM
Betsy

How does MI6 compare to CIA?

Sep. 27 2010 01:28 PM
g.e.Taylor from Bklyn., NY

Is MI6 the agency for which "George Smiley" allegedly worked for?

Sep. 27 2010 01:27 PM

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