espionage

  1. M

    George Jellicoe, SAS and SBS Commander by Nicholas Jellicoe

    Pen and Sword Military have pulled it off again: they have published yet another brilliant and readable military biography, worthy of a place beside Richard Mead's biography of Major-General Bob Laycock, Commando General: The Life of Major General Sir Robert Laycock KCMG, CB, DSO (reviewed for...
  2. JINGO

    Women Who Spied. By A.A Hoehling

    Twice married as I am I consider myself quite acquainted with the espionage capabilities of the fairer sex. As an amateur student of history I was also aware that female spies had been used on and off throughout the ages. Carve Her Name with Pride was required viewing in our house. I had also...
  3. M

    Ian Fleming and Operation Golden Eye:

    Two Naval Officers, Ian Fleming and Alan Hillgarth, were the architects of Operation Golden Eye, a little-known sabotage and disruption plan that would have been activated if Germany had invaded Spain or Spain had become an Axis ally during the Second World War. Although this was far from...
  4. untallguy

    The Fox

    The Fox is Frederick Forsyth’s first novel in five years and is centred around a teenage computer hacker with unparalleled ability who is used by the British government as a weapon against opposing regimes. This hacker, codenamed ‘The Fox’ by the agent assigned to handle him, is realised to be a...
  5. MoleBath

    Book Review: The Cryotron Files

    In the age of the internet it is easy to forget the pioneers of computing, those who made the first steps from mechanical computation to electronic calculation. Much of their impetus stemming from 2nd World War needs that then moved straight into the Cold War. Dudley Buck was one of the...
  6. Kromeriz

    Holland, the hand of Russia?

    Ostensibly, the disruption in relations between Holland and Turkey, two NATO member states, one a member of the EU the other, a shunned bride seem like a spat. However, who even suggested to the Turks that fermenting unrest and protests in another country in support of a sitting president was...
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