An eye-opening exploration of the history of the 1909-founded SIS and other British espionage agencies, investigating their typical training and tools as well as the escapades of famous spies.
Part of the Spies around the World series
Tales of daring secret operatives and risky plots are not just the stuff of movies. There are real Spies around the World at work every day. This new series investigates the espionage agencies of four countries, tracking their histories of intelligence gathering and spotlighting some of the most famous—or infamous—missions and associated participants. Fictional spies from popular culture are contrasted with their real-life counterparts, while historical photos give witness to the true and sometimes incredible actions of everyday spies.