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.
A new history of MI6 by an academic given unprecedented access to the intelligence service's archives has revealed the true story of Commander Dunderdale, the man who… Read Post
Two histories of the early decades of MI-6, the United Kingdom’s foreign intelligence service, have recently been published. “MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949? by Keith Jeffery is the authorized version... Read Post