British Man Held In Berlin - Spy at British Embassy?

Just saying the same. I have all LeCarre's Smiley novels, plus dozens of books on the first and second world wars and the fallout from them, a biography of Rommel, and much more including Histories of the War of Spanish Succession and Napoleon's escapades.

Does this make me a Japanese Imperialist, a nazi, a communist (or indeed a Napoleonic spy)?

Or someone who reads a lot of history?
Please tell me you don't have 'The Naive and Sentimental Lover' in that collection. No one goes the full LeCarre. "It's one to borrow, not to buy"

 
Has anyone worked out his arrse username yet?
Berlin so presumably German speaking.
Allegedly spying for Russia so presumably in favour of Soviet style socialism, possibly liked East Germany.
Got caught for being incompetent and/or unable to keep his lies cover story sensible.

No, I can't say it reminds me of anyone on here at all.
 
Please tell me you don't have 'The Naive and Sentimental Lover' in that collection. No one goes the full LeCarre. "It's one to borrow, not to buy"


Definitely one of the worst British novels ever to see the light of day in the 20th century.
Good advert for his literary agent though.
 
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the new embassy security uniform?
 

Alleged Berlin spy is a former Royal Air Force airman​

Smith's silver Ford Fiesta was still parked outside, with another teddy bear on the passenger seat and a Czech motorway toll sticker in the windscreen. German tabloid Bild joked that the vehicle was very different to the more glamorous Aston Martin sports cars favoured by the fictional spy James Bond.
 
Berlin so presumably German speaking.
Allegedly spying for Russia so presumably in favour of Soviet style socialism, possibly liked East Germany.
Got caught for being incompetent and/or unable to keep his lies cover story sensible.

No, I can't say it reminds me of anyone on here at all.

Actual quasi military service (if you can call the armed wing of the Avon ladies military), so probably not O'Spunkwibble.
 

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Berlin so presumably German speaking.
Allegedly spying for Russia so presumably in favour of Soviet style socialism, possibly liked East Germany.
Got caught for being incompetent and/or unable to keep his lies cover story sensible.

No, I can't say it reminds me of anyone on here at all.
Ooooh, ooooh, teacher! teacher! I know who it is, I know who!
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Alleged Berlin spy is a former Royal Air Force airman​

Smith's silver Ford Fiesta was still parked outside, with another teddy bear on the passenger seat and a Czech motorway toll sticker in the windscreen. German tabloid Bild joked that the vehicle was very different to the more glamorous Aston Martin sports cars favoured by the fictional spy James Bond.
Are you sure it wasn't a lime green Austin Mini, with a black bonnet?
 

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Please tell me you don't have 'The Naive and Sentimental Lover' in that collection. No one goes the full LeCarre. "It's one to borrow, not to buy"

I gave up after 'The Constant Gardener'. But I do have all the Smileys which have been read several times each.
 
I don't think anyone would be bothered much by the book collection.

It's the, how shall we describe it, devotion to all things Russian, from Soviet-style caps to the model Trabant and, helloooo!, the BFO Russian flag in the corner that might have given a clue that his first allegiance wasn't to the nation whose embassy he was guarding.

To paraphrase Father Ted, "Would ye have anything from the British side there now?", UK embassy guard "Nah, shure dat sort of thing wouldn't interest me at all."



 

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The spooks would think it was Christmas if they raided my gaff, as our west German friends gave me two Russian hats, an airman's and soldiers parade dress caps, a squaddies belt with a hammer and sickle brass belt buckle, a chairman Mao cap badge, an the order of Lenin medal, all ,i am told obtained from the local flea markets, Oh, and a wad of old Bulgarian bank notes. :eek:
Times I have been to Berlin street markets have stacks of Soviet and GDR military clothing and kit on sale.
 
I gave up after 'The Constant Gardener'. But I do have all the Smileys which have been read several times each.
I bought the Constant Gardner recently after moving house as I wanted to tidy up the flower beds, (Its OK I am not a Raving Puffta, just caught the gardening bug when I was the Mess Gardening Member).

I had to take it back for a refund it was CR8P!!!! No information whatsoever on dealing with green fly and which were the best perennials for a sunny spot.

A load of tosh about a bloke and falling in love.

If I wanted a book about romance I would have brought another Mills and Boon or Barbara Cartland latest, OOPs I think I may have compromised myself!!!! I meant to say Playboy or Razzle.

Now tell me again about these bears.
 

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