Madeira, Victor. "'Because I Don't Trust Him, We Are Friends': Signals Intelligence and the Reluctant Anglo-Soviet Embrace, 1917-24." Intelligence and National Security 19, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 29-51.
"In late November 1919, the first solutions of encoded Bolshevik communications appeared.... In early 1920, GCCS started solving high-grade Soviet diplomatic messages.... [K]nowing Soviet intentions, strengths, and weaknesses was what permitted successive Britsh administrations from 1917 to 1924 to negotiate a potentially explosive period unscathed."
Madeira, Victor. Britannia and the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars 19171929. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell, 2014.
Peake, Studies 58.4 (Dec. 2014), calls this as "the first detailed study of a Soviet espionage network that penetrated the English establishment long before the better-known Cambridge Five.... The principal Soviet agent involved was William Ewer." Howevwe, the book "is not easy reading. It is chronologically muddled, topically confusing, and saturated with awkward syntax."
Madeira, Victor. "Moscow's Interwar Infiltration of British Intelligence 1919-29." The Historical Journal 46, no. 4 (2003): 915-933.
Madeira, Victor. "'No Wishful Thinking Allowed': Secret Service Committee and Intelligence Reform in Great Britain, 1919-23." Intelligence and National Security 18, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 1-20.
In Post-World War I Britain, "[f]ear that Bolshevism threatened domestic social order and imperial interests prompted a handful of politicians and bureaucrats to press for intelligence reform.... By concentrating excessively on symptoms of popular discontent..., such men may have contributed to blinding government to a far graver danger: the penetration of British bureaucracy by Soviet agents.... [P]olitically motivated inflations of the Bolshevik 'menace' by elements of the security establishment greatly undermined the credibility of subsequent evidence on nascent Soviet espionage efforts."
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