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Takeo Yoshikawa: The Japanese Spy at Pearl Harbor

Takeo Yoshikawa

by Nicholas Best When the task force slipped out of port on December 5, 1941, a man calling himself Tadashi Morimura watched from a few hundred yards away to the north. He was careful not to write anything down, but

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Guy Burgess: The Life of a Cold War Double Agent

Guy Burgess

by Andrew Lownie When Harold Macmillan, now the Prime Minister, visited the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in February 1959, Guy Burgess told Harold Nicolson that he was ‘able to give advice at a suitable level’ and remembered how he had

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How General George Washington Spies Defeated the British

General George Washington

by John A. Nagy General George Washington was always concerned about spies. They were a constant problem except when the armies were on the move. He knew he could not stop all of them, so feeding them false information was

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Captain Francis Cromie and the Spies of the Red Revolution

Captain Cromie; The New Spymasters

By Stephen Grey Chapter 1: Captain Francis Cromie and the Cult of Intelligence (1909-89) Captain Francis Cromie – thirty- six years old, tall and strongly built, a commander in the Royal Navy and bearer of the Distinguished Service Order –

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World War I and Vatican Espionage

The Vatican

By Eric Frattini Gavrilo Princip was a product of the years in which the winds of anarcho-syndicalism whipped through Europe. He was an overly idealistic Bosnian Serb student who dreamed of fighting great liberation battles. One day, in the streets

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