The History of the Secret Intelligence Service, 1909-1949
Hardback 832pp Illustrated
9780747591832   Product Code: 93867
From its foundation in 1909, through two world wars to its present role at the heart of modern British government, the Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6, has been a subject of sustained and intense public interest. This study, the first to be written by an independent historian with unrestricted access to the Service's archives, analyses the role and significance of intelligence and gives an authoritative account of SIS's people and its organization, development and operations over the first 40 years of its existence.