World War II

The British Services

Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)/MI6

R - Z

Read, Anthony, and David Fisher. Colonel Z: The Secret Life of a Master of Spies. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1984. New York: Viking, 1985.

Røholt, Bjørn, with Bjarne W. Thorsen. Usynlige soldater: Nordmenn i Secret Service forteller. Oslo: Aschehaug, 1990.

Rose, R.S., and Gordon D. Scott. JOHNNY: A Spy's Life. (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010.

According to Peake, Studies 54.3 (Sep. 2010) and Intelligencer 18.1 (Fall-Winter 2010), the central character here is Johnan Heinrich Amadeus de Graaf who in his lifetime was a communist radical, GRU operative, and double agent for MI6 after 1933. This "is an unusual story of a double agent who fought the Nazis and the communists and survived."

Ryan, Mark. The Hornet's Sting: The Untold Story of Britain's Second World War Spy Thomas Sneum. London: Piatkus, 2008. New York: Skyhorse Publishing; 2009.

Kirkus: "A ripping real-life yarn of espionage and daring.... Ryan skillfully builds and sustains interest through a narrative that grows increasingly convoluted."

Salmon, Patrick. Britain and Norway in the Second World War. London: HMSO, 1995.

Smith, Michael. Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1999. London: Coronet, 1999.

Simon, Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 20, no. 2 (2002), notes that in his "cover" job as the British Passport Control Officer in Berlin, Frank Foley of MI6 "bent the rules, twisted and turned, risked his job, his reputation, and at times his very life to save the lives of people he often did not even know." In 1999, Foley "was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem."

Tennant, Peter.

1. "Swedish Intelligence in the Second World War." Intelligence and National Security 2, no. 3 (Apr. 1987): 354-361.

2. Touchlines of War. Hull: University of Hull Press, 1992. Boston: Park & Co., 1992.

[Trevor-Roper, Hugh] Lord Dacre of Glanton. "Sideways into S.I.S." In In the Name of Intelligence: Essays in Honor of Walter Pforzheimer, eds. Hayden B. Peake and Samuel Halpern, 251-257. Washington, DC: NIBC Press, 1994.

Lord Dacre tells the story of how M.I.8(c) -- the War Office's Radio Security Service -- was absorbed by the British SIS/MI6.

Wark, Wesley K. "'Our Man in Riga': Reflections on the SIS Career and Writings of Leslie Nicholson." Intelligence and National Security 11, no. 4 (Oct. 1996): 625-644.

West, Nigel. [Rupert Allason] "The Legacy of Graham Greene: Superspy." World Intelligence Review 13, no. 6 (1994): 1, 3.

Winter, P.R.J. "A Higher Form of Intelligence: Hugh Trevor-Roper and Wartime British Secret Service." Intelligence and National Security 22, no. 6 (Dec. 2007): 847-880.

From abstract: This article highlights "the fact that, contrary to the impression engendered by F.H. Hinsley's dry and depersonalized multi-volume official history..., Major H.R. Trevor-Roper ... not only had a 'good war', but a rich and colourful one."

Winterbotham, Frederick W. The Nazi Connection. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1978. New York: Harper & Row, 1978. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1978.

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