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5-minute Lowy Lunch: MI6 history

Historian Keith Jeffery was given access to the holy grail of British archives, those of the Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6. In this Lowy presentation he talks entertainingly about how he went about writing his new book, MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949. Nobody who writes on this subject can avoid what Jeffery at one point simply calls the 'JB' issue (James Bond), and Jeffery puts that character deftly in his place early in the talk.
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