Tag: Spies

MUM’S THE WORLD….

This week, the mass media published a number of articles outlining how the British security agencies GCHQ and MI5/6 have finally admitted that they have used female-centric online forums such as MUMSNET to recruit some of their operatives. This may come as something of a surprise to many people, but to others, this revelation not […]

TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD….

What links the conquest of Mount Everest and the small town of Llangollen in north Wales? A faded entry from 1957 in the visitor’s book of the Chainbridge Hotel unlocks an amazing story in this, the 60th anniversary of the first successful Everest climb by an expedition led by John Hunt. John Hunt’s signature as […]

IT TAKES ALL SORTS…

Spies might be supposed to be masters of disguise, but a British intelligence officer caused embarrassment to his political masters through his habit of dressing up, according to official papers just made public. Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Clarke, a key figure in British Intelligence in the Middle East during the Second World War, set alarm bells […]

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