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
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_sub Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington
topic_facet Career in espionage
Dahl, Roald
Propaganda
Propaganda, British
Secret service
World War, 1939-1945