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"In 1940, Churchill authorized the creation of a secret organization in New York to supervise the activities of MI5, SOE, the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Political Warfare Executive in the western hemisphere. Headed by the Canadian industrialist Sir William Stephenson, its first tasks were to promote British interests in the United States, counter Nazi propaganda and protect the Atlantic convoys from sabotage. British Security Co-ordination (BSC) personnel arrested Axis spies; intercepted the enemy's clandestine communications; and fomented anti-Nazi activity across Latin America. This book reveals the BSC's ingenious attempts to undermine US isolationism and influence American public opinion. The previously classified history of the BSC has remained hidden in Whitehall vaults since the end of World War II."

"FIVE STARS!! This book reveals that some of the techniques put into place by William Stephenson (the Stephenson of A Man Called Intrepid) while happily ensconced in Rockefeller Center included exposing Axis spies, planting propaganda in US news outlets, slipping beautiful female agents into the Vichy and Italian embassies in Washington, infiltrating American labor unions, harassing political enemies in Congress, and feeding false rumors to American columnists. This is the first time this information, compiled by three of Stephenson's deputies in 1945, has been released."

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Hardback 1998.

536 pages.

Good condition.

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