Book Spies of the First World War : under cover for king and kaiser / James Morton.
Associated Name: National Archives (Great Britain)
Publication year: 2010.
Call Number D639.S7 M67 2010
Media class: Book
Publisher: Kew, Richmond, Surrey : National Archives
ISBN: 9781905615469 1905615469
Extent: 240 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
"This major collection of real-life stories begins with the British spy panic that prompted the creation of the fledgling MI5 and MI6 in one set of rooms, and tells how by the end of the First World War sophisticated networks like La Dame Blanche surveyed the Western Front. Ranging freely across Europe, American and the wider world, James Morton describes events that shaped history, from the bungling beginnings of Britain's Intelligence Corps to the decryption of the Zimmermann telegram and the execution of Edith Cavell... Researched internationally, this ... narrative draws on a wealth of published and unpublished sources including documents from the UK's National Archives"--Dust jacket.
pt. 1. The founding of MI5 and MI6. Spy panic -- Kell and counter-espionage -- British spies under Cumming -- pt. 2. War begins. The intelligence corps -- In Holland and Belgium -- Spies in the Tower -- Survivors -- Room 40 and the Zimmermann telegram -- Women spies for the Allies -- Fräuleins for the Kaiser -- The Kaiser's men in America -- Switzerland -- In and out of Russia -- Gone to graveyards.