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Deception

Edward Harrison

Hugh Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler’s last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. His Wartime Journals were published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Howard

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The Secret World : Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

I.B. TAURIS, 2014

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... He learned from F.W. Winterbotham, author of The Ultra Secret, that Cave Brown was a man with unfortunate idiosyncracies, as Trevor-Roper informed Sir Michael Howard. SOC.Dacre 10/54, Hugh Trevor-Roper to Michael Howard, 19 May...

Sideways into SIS

Edward Harrison

Hugh Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler’s last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. His Wartime Journals were published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Howard

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The Secret World : Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

I.B. TAURIS, 2014

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... British Intelligence in the Second World War , Vol. I (London: HMSO, 1979), pp. 120n. 131, 272, 277. This is incorrect. R.S.S. was never controlled by M.I.5. The position was correctly stated in M.E. Howard’s vol. 5 in the same...

Admiral Canaris

Edward Harrison

Hugh Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler’s last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. His Wartime Journals were published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Howard

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The Secret World : Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

I.B. TAURIS, 2014

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... Hans ‘Piecki’ Piekenbrock enjoyed the complete confidence of Canaris. Michael Howard characterises him as ‘an anti-Nazi officer of the old school who not only tolerated but appeared to encourage extreme inefficiency in his subordinates....

Michael Straight

Edward Harrison

Hugh Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler’s last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. His Wartime Journals were published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Howard

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The Secret World : Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

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... eloquent of these was the affluent American Michael Straight, whose prospect of a senior public appointment was blighted by his Cambridge friendships with Blunt and Burgess. Impressed by Straight’s irony in adversity, Trevor-Roper judged his...

Peter Wright

Edward Harrison

Hugh Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler’s last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. His Wartime Journals were published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Howard

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The Secret World : Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

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... of war-time intelligence, and Sir Michael Howard’s commissioned work on strategic deception, already written, was suddenly suppressed. That seems to me rather drastic. Now, Mr Wright has been called to heel. Having published his views once...

Anthony Blunt

Edward Harrison

Hugh Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler’s last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. His Wartime Journals were published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Howard

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The Secret World : Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

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... nothing. Blunt’s secret past was revealed by the American Michael Straight, who told the FBI that Blunt had recruited him as a Communist agent at Cambridge: see Chapter 8. Straight’s confession gave MI5 the upper hand in dealing...

Otto John and Reinhard Gehlen

Edward Harrison

Hugh Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler’s last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. His Wartime Journals were published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Howard

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The Secret World : Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

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...Otto John (1909–97) was a German anti-Nazi conspirator who managed to escape in the aftermath of the July Plot and was eventually brought to England. With British support he became the first head of the Federal Office for the Protection...

Percy Sillitoe and Dick White

Edward Harrison

Hugh Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler’s last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. His Wartime Journals were published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Howard

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The Secret World : Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

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...While Trevor-Roper was often at odds with his superiors during his wartime years in the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), his relations with the Security Service (MI5) had been easier. His old tutor, J.C. Masterman, served in MI5, as did...

Ultra

Edward Harrison

Hugh Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler’s last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. His Wartime Journals were published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Howard

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The Secret World : Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

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...Ultra was a term used during World War II to refer to the British decrypts of messages originally encoded by the German Enigma machine. This remarkable feat of code-breaking and its vital importance to the Allied war effort became very...

Editor’s Introduction

Edward Harrison

Hugh Trevor-Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. An expert in the history of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, he was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and latterly Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He received a life peerage in 1979. He was the author of numerous books, including his famous investigation of Hitler’s last days. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served in the Secret Intelligence Service, giving him a remarkable insight into the work of the intelligence services in Britain. His Wartime Journals were published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Howard

Michael Howard

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The Secret World : Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

I.B. TAURIS, 2014

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... as Abwehr chief. Michael Wildt, Generation des Unbedingten. Das Führungskorps des Reichssicherheitshauptamtes (Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, 2003), pp. 702–4. KV 4/191, entry for 19 June 1943. Stuart...