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    The most detailed and authoritative history of the first forty years (1909-1949) of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, is published today by the London publishers, Bloomsbury and in the USA by Penguin.

    This unique publication, written by Professor Keith Jeffery, of Queen’s University, Belfast, is based on his unrestricted access to SIS archives of the period. The result is an 800-page story of the world’s oldest continuously operating foreign intelligence service from its birth, in 1909, to the beginning of the Cold War.
    Throughout the pages of this history, the values of courage and dedication held by the men and women who served in SIS are graphically displayed. The history also underscores another constant theme, that of the Service’s accountability to government for its actions both in peace and war.
    The plan to write the definitive history of SIS began five years ago when Sir John Scarlett, the then Chief of SIS, set the project in motion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoggyMcG View Post
    The most detailed and authoritative history of the first forty years (1909-1949) of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, is published today by the London publishers, Bloomsbury and in the USA by Penguin.

    This unique publication, written by Professor Keith Jeffery, of Queen’s University, Belfast, is based on his unrestricted access to SIS archives of the period. The result is an 800-page story of the world’s oldest continuously operating foreign intelligence service from its birth, in 1909, to the beginning of the Cold War.
    Throughout the pages of this history, the values of courage and dedication held by the men and women who served in SIS are graphically displayed. The history also underscores another constant theme, that of the Service’s accountability to government for its actions both in peace and war.
    The plan to write the definitive history of SIS began five years ago when Sir John Scarlett, the then Chief of SIS, set the project in motion.

    Recent evidence indicates that MI6 was involved in the murder of Rasputin.

    Rasputin was badly tortured before death.

    It is suggested Rasputin was concerned about the huge Russian losses in WWI and wanted to withdraw soldiers from the front line. The British needed the Russians to keep on taking huge losses and engaging the Germans. Grigori Rasputin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Just reading the authorized history of MI5, all 1000 pages of it. It makes spying seem like the most tedious of civil service jobs. Information Technology must have been a Godsend to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breadan O'Connor View Post
    Recent evidence indicates that MI6 was involved in the murder of Rasputin.

    Rasputin was badly tortured before death.

    It is suggested Rasputin was concerned about the huge Russian losses in WWI and wanted to withdraw soldiers from the front line. The British needed the Russians to keep on taking huge losses and engaging the Germans. Grigori Rasputin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Rasputin?
    Russias greatest love machine?
    Lover of the Russian queen?
    It was a shame how he carried on.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvDMlk3kSYg]YouTube - Boney M - Rasputin[/ame]

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    I am looking forward to reading how Professor Jeffery treats of the WWII/Emergency Years and the tensions/accommodations between HMG and the Saorstát, and the lead up to the Declaration of the Republic of Ireland. Now...you all know what tome to put in my stocking this Xmas.

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    Let me recommend also British Intelligence and Covert Action by Jonathan Bloch and Patrick Fitzgerald. After all, having more than one perspective can never do any harm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoggyMcG View Post
    The most detailed and authoritative history of the first forty years (1909-1949) of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, is published today by the London publishers, Bloomsbury and in the USA by Penguin.

    This unique publication, written by Professor Keith Jeffery, of Queen’s University, Belfast, is based on his unrestricted access to SIS archives of the period. The result is an 800-page story of the world’s oldest continuously operating foreign intelligence service from its birth, in 1909, to the beginning of the Cold War.
    Throughout the pages of this history, the values of courage and dedication held by the men and women who served in SIS are graphically displayed. The history also underscores another constant theme, that of the Service’s accountability to government for its actions both in peace and war.
    The plan to write the definitive history of SIS began five years ago when Sir John Scarlett, the then Chief of SIS, set the project in motion.

    "Throughout the pages of this history, the values of courage and dedication held by the men and women who served in SIS are graphically displayed
    "...... Ah yes, an unbiased truthful account of the Brit dirty tricks dept

    " The history also underscores another constant theme, that of the Service’s accountability to government for its actions both in peace and war. "
    Of course they weren't accountable to their victims now where they

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    Why do people buy this crap ? As if 6 or 5 are going let you have access to the real serious things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talla View Post
    Why do people buy this crap ? As if 6 or 5 are going let you have access to the real serious things.
    A bit like like James Bond stories but presented as ' real life stories ' of how Britain saved the western world from the Communism . Fiction so some Brits can go on thinking that their some sort of Machevilian world power or something.

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    A British book with British propaganda, read by Irish with no beliefs of their own. Jesus, it was only the flags and the emblems we changed (James Connolly), our intelligence stayed the same.

    British Royalty, British heroic secret service... of how interesting.

    Codswallop!
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