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on 9 February 2014
Anyone looking for more than a list of names and dubious short paragraphs on some of the players in this field will be left, like me, disappointed. Badly structured, self referencing, and questionable grammar, it is not for those who already have even a little knowledge of this area. Don't be expecting substance from this read, it is what it is, a short synopsis on some of the supposed spies and intelligence community during the period.
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on 5 March 2015
An interesting description of espionage in the Great War, covering some of the most well-known stories such as Edith Cavell and Mata Hari and also the adventuring of many brave men and women to get information. We also discover the beginnings of now-familiar organisations such as Room 40 and MI6. For a starter volume in learning about real life spying, this would be an easy choice. A pleasant read.
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on 7 March 2014
Written in a short story style, as it would need to be, I found this book to be hugely interesting. You get the impression that there were thousands of people engaged in espionage across the world! It brings forward names of persons previously unknown in the spy business and a couple of surprising spies, one such being Lawrence of Arabia. An enlightening aspect was just how very clever were the British, with their excellent capacity for deviousness and smart thinking! Enjoyed it.
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on 17 February 2014
You hear of such things as spying for the country and james bond certainly adds glamour to this trade, but many do not realise the reality and danger of this profession. This book is essential reading if one is to understand what the real bond's of this world went through serving their respective countries.
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on 22 February 2014
A really lightweight book that didn't have nearly enough detail. Even some of the words used were just wrong for the sense the writer was trying to imply.
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on 14 March 2014
A very superficial attempt at covering the subject of spying in WW1. Little detail, guessed at 'facts' and cursory references all add up to a very weak book. Very disappointed.
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on 24 July 2014
This was a very intriguing and informative book. The information was sensibly organised around themes which gave a good overview of spying activity during World War 1.
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on 2 April 2014
Read this in about an hour. It has the depth of study which could be confused as the work of a schoolboy for a history class. Booklet would be more appropiate.
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on 25 March 2014
It is just a few background sketches of spies and alleged spies. Rather dull and uninteresting. There must be many more better efforts on this subject
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on 20 February 2014
this is a very easy to read book that briefly describes a number of people who were spies. it doesn't go into any great depth on any of them though.
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