- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Routledge (9 Jun. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415352150
- ISBN-13: 978-0415352154
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.1 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,859,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Guy Liddell Diaries Vol.II: 1942-1945: MI5's Director of Counter-Espionage in World War II: 1942-1945 v. 2 Hardcover – 9 Jun 2005
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"This is one of the most important documents about intelligence in the Second World that has appeared, and no collection of such material can be without it."
-Thaddeus Holt, Point Clear, Alabama, "The Journal of Military History
About the Author
Nigel West is a military historian specialising in security and intelligence topics. He lectures at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies in Washington DC and is the European editor of the World Intelligence Review. In 1989 he was elected ‘the Experts’ Expert’ by the Observer and in 2003 he was the recipient of the US Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ Lifetime Literature Achievement Award.
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Essentially of interest to those already familiar with the history of MI5, who know the agents and operations referred to by the code names, and very useful for fixing the dates of major events.
I thought that the most important "revelation" in this volume was that MI5 and the British Government generally were well aware, from the extensive debriefing of Rudolf Hess in and after 1941, that Hitler had no wish to subjugate the British Empire or UK and wished for peace, on the basis that the Reich would be given a free hand in Eastern Europe and the Soviet lands, while giving the British Empire a free hand in much of the rest of the world (with a few relatively exceptions such as return of Tanganyika and South West Africa). If only Britain had been led by Halifax or Lloyd George instead of Churchill! No merciless terrible war across Europe, no carpet bombing of the German, French and other cities, no rape of the East by the Red Army, no collapse of all the European empires post-1945, but an orderly transition to autonomy (and so no Vietnam war, no African wars etc etc). Containment or destruction of both Sovietism AND American expansionism (and later Chinese expansion, too)... Still, "That's Life", I suppose.
I did not find Liddell anything other than a very pedestrian mind, despite the editorial comments. He obviously thinks very highly of himself but suppresses much of the time the expression of that egoism, as I suppose befits a Secret Servant.Read more ›
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