All the King's Men: The Truth Behind SOE's Greatest Wartime by Robert Marshall

By Robert Marshall

The tale of mystery provider treachery within the moment international battle. It describes how the pinnacle of MI6, piqued via Chruchill's constructing of SOE as a rival sabotage and intelligence association, devised a catch, utilizing a double agent, Henri Dericourt, to wreck the entire of SOE's intelligence community in France. therefore approximately 1,000 women and men have been arrested, countless numbers of whom died in focus camps.

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Because agents sometimes sold the same piece of information to as many purchasers as were available, it was often the case that a very insignificant piece of intelligence was given an extremely high rating. Consequently it wasn’t long before the military lost confidence in any intelligence that was delivered to them. Cumming, a classic megalomaniac, sought to change all that. 5 Paradoxically, the advent of peace actually threatened the very existence of the secret service. With the ‘German monster’ crushed, the government could see no obvious threat from abroad that warranted the retention of an organization which it felt was an embarrassment.

All The King’s Men Robert Marshall To the memory of my mother and the love of my wife Contents Preface I ‘The French Kid Glove…’ II ‘…The Hand of Albion’ III The Fall IV Organization V To England VI Prosper VII The Trojan Horse VIII The Rules of the Game IX An Eastern Influence X Down to Business XI The Other Game XII In the Wilderness XIII Consequences XIV Cockade XV Denunciation XVI Arrangements XVII Trials XVIII Afterwards Bibliography References in the Text Footnotes A Note on the Author The major SOE networks in June 1943 Preface During the summer of 1943, Britain’s wartime secret service, the Special Operations Executive – SOE – suffered a major collapse of its networks in northern France.

Claude Edward Marjoribanks Dansey was born on 21 October 1876 in London’s South Kensington to Captain Edward Dansey, an officer in the Life Guards, and the Honourable Eleanore Dansey, a daughter of the second Lord Gifford. The young Dansey’s childhood was spent at innumerable addresses, in both Britain and France, as the family fortunes tended to fluctuate with his father’s success on the Turf. With the promise of a career in his father’s regiment, young Claude was enrolled at Wellington College, an institution that provided an ‘education of a military tenor’.

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