The irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington

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Prior to the U.S. entering WWII, a small coterie of British spies in Washington, D.C., was formed. They called themselves the Baker Street Irregulars after the band of street urchins who were the eyes and ears of Sherlock Holmes in some Arthur Conan Doyle stories. This group constituted the very beginning of what would become M16, the British version of the CIA, and they helped support the fledgling American intelligence service, known at the time as the OSS. Among them were writers Raold Dahl, Ian Fleming, and the flamboyant Canadian industrialist turned professional saboteur William Stephenson, known by the code name Intrepid, upon whom Fleming would later base his fictional M16 agent James Bond. Richly detailed and carefully researched, Conant's narrative uses never-before-seen wartime letters, diaries and interviews to create a fascinating, lively account of deceit, double dealing and moral ambiguity - all in the name of victory.
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subject_facet Dahl, Roald -- Career in espionage, Great Britain. -- British Security Coordination, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, Propaganda, British -- United States, World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda, World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain, World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States
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title The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington
title_display The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington
title_full The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington / Jennet Conant, The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington [electronic resource] / Jennet Conant
title_short The irregulars :
title_sort irregulars roald dahl and the british spy ring in wartime washington
title_sub Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington
topic Dahl, Roald Career in espionage, Great Britain. British Security Coordination, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, Propaganda, British United States, World War, 1939-1945 Propaganda, World War, 1939-1945 Secret service Great Britain, World War, 1939-1945 Secret service United States
topic_facet Career in espionage, Dahl, Roald, Propaganda, Propaganda, British, Secret service, World War, 1939-1945