By Nigel West
In 1921, MI5 commissioned a entire, top-secret evaluate of the organisation's operations through the First international battle.
Never meant for stream open air of the govt., all seven volumes of this interesting and specified record remained locked away in MI5's registry ... before. lately declassified and released the following for the 1st time, MI5 within the nice conflict is stuffed with targeted, and formerly undisclosed, bills centring at the defense Service's actions throughout the clash.
The major narrative examines MI5's numerous makes an attempt to either deal with and become aware of double brokers; the detection and execution of enemy spies; its examine of German pre-war espionage; and the Kaiser's own community of spies trying to infiltrate British intelligence.
Coinciding with the centenary of the beginning of the nice struggle, this traditionally major rfile has been edited and taken modern through bestselling author and historian Nigel West, supplying a rare perception into the early years of MI5 and its first counterintelligence operations.
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