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The dramatic story of a man who stood at the center of British intelligence operations, the ultimate spymaster of World War Two: Thomas Kendrick

Thomas Kendrick (1881-1972) was central to the British Secret Service from its beginnings through to the Second World War. Under the guise of "British Passport Officer," he ran spy networks across Europe, facilitated the escape of Austrian Jews, and later went on to set up the "M Room," a listening operation which elicited information of the same significance and scope as Bletchley Park. Yet the work of Kendrick, and its full significance, remains largely unknown.

Helen Fry draws on extensive original research to tell the story of this remarkable British intelligence officer. Kendrick's life sheds light on the development of MI6 itself - he was one of the few men to serve Britain across three wars, two of which while working for the British Secret Service. Fry explores the private and public sides of Kendrick, revealing him to be the epitome of the "English gent" - easily able to charm those around him and scrupulously secretive.

©2021 Helen Fry (P)2021 Tantor

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  • 14-12-2021

Boring, flat really manage to kill all my interest

I have read and listened to many books about war and espionage. This book is written as flat as a Wikipedia page. Don't get me wrong sometimes I spend hours reading in Wikipedia about historical facts, but I expected a book to be a bit more interesting and exciting than just a completely insipid 10 hr. narrative of facts one after the other like a bad lesson from high-school. Probably wost that is in Audio. maybe in a book or kindle with a coffee it's a bit easier to stay into the facts and read the book.

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