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The Foundations of Covert Empire

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the prewar and wartime formation of the British intelligence community in the Middle East, tracing its informality to the particular circumstances in which it was formed, and ... More


Defending the realm: MI5 in the making

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter traces the ‘making of MI5’, outlining its activities, policies and priorities (particularly those which are of later significance, such as its focus on the ‘Communist threat’) in the ... More


From the Inns of Court to Military Intelligence: MI5, Marriage, and Fatherhood

Nicola Lacey

in A Life of H.L.A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202775
eISBN:
9780191705953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202775.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter details the further changes in H. L. A. Hart's life following the outbreak of the Second World War. In 1940 Herbert began working for MI5. He was assigned to B division, which was the ... More


MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

Keith Ewing, Joan Mahoney, and Andrew Moretta

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198818625
eISBN:
9780191859564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818625.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This title is concerned with the powers, activities, and accountability of MI5 principally in the period from 1945 to 1964. It was a body without statutory authority, with no statutory powers, and ... More


Soviet Films and British Intelligence in the 1930s: The Case of Kino Films and MI5

James Smith

in Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660865
eISBN:
9780191757761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660865.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter, drawing on intelligence files declassified in 2006, considers the involvement of Britain’s Security Service, MI5, in monitoring the circulation of Soviet films in Britain in the 1930s, ... More


A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

A Matter of Intelligence is a book about the British Security Service MI5. More specifically, it concerns one particular aspect of its work, the surveillance of anti-Nazi German refugees during the ... More


The precinct is political: espionage as a public service in Spooks (BBC 1, 2002–11)

Joseph Oldham

in Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994150
eISBN:
9781526128379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994150.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines Spooks (BBC 1, 2002-11), procedural spy series focused on MI5. Widely understood as British television’s primary dramatic response to the ‘war on terror’, this chapter ... More


Introduction

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The introduction outlines the overall subject of the book: the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees from Hitler's Germany by MI5 during the period 1933–1950. It broaches the major themes pursued in the ... More


Flying and spying: Claud W. Sykes, MI5 and the ‘Primrose League’

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter reconstructs MI5's surveillance of the Karl Otten group (nicknamed ‘The Primrose League’) an informal network of anti-Nazi refugees who ran an information service on developments in Nazi ... More


‘The Red Menace’: keeping watch on the Communists 1933–39

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter references MI5's preoccupation with the Communist threat', tracing its surveillance of leading Communist refugees such as the composer and musicologist Ernst Hermann Meyer, the ... More


Intelligence and ‘Official History’

Christopher Baxter and Keith Jeffery

in Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646272
eISBN:
9780748684496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646272.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews the place of intelligence in post-Second World War Official Histories (and some analogous productions) and the current ‘state of the art’, as represented by the recent Official ... More


‘Peace for our time’

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This short chapter links Part I and Part II, giving a brief overview of political developments in 1938-39 as the background to the growing ‘refugee crisis’, i.e. the growing number of refugees ... More


‘A state of confusion which at times amounted almost to chaos’: MI5 1939–41

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter deals with MI5's problems in the years 1939-41. According to its own internal history, written in 1946 by John Curry, MI5 was ‘in a state of confusion amounting almost to chaos’ for most ... More


Red alert: keeping watch on the Communists

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter summarises the continued surveillance by MI5 of influential Communists like Jürgen Kuczynski and the Soviet spy Edith Tudor-Hart, against the background of the emerging Cold War and ... More


The spy who was caught: the case of Klaus Fuchs

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter follows in some detail the case of atom spy Klaus Fuchs (code-named ‘Charles’), based on his twenty-five security files, from his arrival in Britain as a (communist) refugee and his ... More


The spy who got away: the case of Engelbert Broda

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter deals with the equally important, but little-known case of the Austrian scientist Engelbert Broda (code-named ‘Eric’), who had access to much information on the Manhattan project and – ... More


Parting company

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

in A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This final chapter traces the post-war biographies of MI5's major refugee targets, their most prolific informers, such as ‘Kaspar’ and Kurt Hiller, and their MI5 handlers such as Claud Sykes and ... More


Defending the realm: Labour ministers, vetting and subversion1

Daniel W. B. Lomas

in Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-51: An Uneasy Relationship?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099144
eISBN:
9781526120922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099144.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter Six focuses on the Government response to Communism at home. Shaped by their wartime experiences of intelligence and security, it argues that the popular perception that Ministers were ... More


A life in danger

François Grosjean

in A Journey in Languages and Cultures: The Life of a Bicultural Bilingual

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198754947
eISBN:
9780191816437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754947.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In 2003 and 2004, the author developed an inflammatory disease and then had a heart attack. He reduced his workload and took some time off to find out about his parents’ life together in England in ... More


Surveillance and the Industrial Purge

Ewing Mahoney

in MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198818625
eISBN:
9780191859564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818625.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the vetting and purging of workers in the private sector. It was the ‘longstanding practice’ even before the Cold War that the purge and other security procedures extended well ... More


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