Beaulieu


By: Cyril Cunningham
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781844153121
Published: 11th April 2005
RRP / Print Price: £12.99

Current purchase price:
£12.99

Beaulieu

Considering the number of books that have been written about SOE, very little has been revealed about the most frequently mentioned of its training establishments, the Finishing School on Lord Montagu’s estate at Beaulieu in Hampshire. So secret were the activities that even the Montagu family whose home was in the middle of the school complex, were unaware of what was in fact taking place. Virtually nothing was known about who designed the courses and did the teaching, how the students were taught or where the instructors had obtained their knowledge of spycrafts.

Wishing to find out more, Lord Montagu commissioned local historian, Cyril Cunningham, to undertake the necessary research, unaware that Cunningham was a former Intelligence officer.

This book is the outcome of a difficult investigation, and a very remarkable story it is too. Large numbers of agents from Britain and the Nazi-occupied countries of Europe were trained at Beaulieu in the delicate arts of secret inks, coding, clandestine communications and black propaganda, along with such nefarious skills as silent killing, housebreaking, safe-blowing, forgery, unattributable sabotage and survival techniques. They were taught by some extraordinary characters including former spies, a professional burglar and the infamous double-agent Kim Philby, who played a significant role in the design of the curriculum.

 




Some books that may interest you

Veteran Volunteer
Veteran Volunteer
By: Frank Vans Agnew
Edited by: Jamie Vans, Peter Widdowson

Zeppelins Over the Midlands
Zeppelins Over the Midlands
By: Mick Powis

Poles in the Battle of Britain
Poles in the Battle of Britain
By: Peter Sikora

Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War
Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War
By: Eduardo Manuel Gil Martínez

Evolution of Airborne Operations 1939 - 1945
Evolution of Airborne Operations 1939 - 1945
By: Col Roy Stanley II USAF

Churchill
Churchill
By: Andrew Roberts

Wellington's Voice
Wellington's Voice
By: Gareth Glover

Catapult Aircraft
Catapult Aircraft
By: Leo Marriott

The Last of Africa's Cold War Conflicts
The Last of Africa's Cold War Conflicts
By: Al J. Venter



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.