The Irregulars

The Irregulars

Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington

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Prior to the U.S. entering WWII, a small coterie of British spies in Washington, D.C., was formed. They called themselves the Baker Street Irregulars after the band of street urchins who were the eyes and ears of Sherlock Holmes in some Arthur Conan Doyle stories. This group constituted the very beginning of what would become M16, the British version of the CIA, and they helped support the fledgling American intelligence service, known at the time as the OSS ..
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Co., 2008
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Characteristics: digital,stereo
Additional Contributors: Prebble, Simon
Notes: Duration: 11:37:12
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Bopuppy
Dec 24, 2010

The first 2/3 of the book is great--it reviews many of the important intelligence operators in Washington during WWII and Roald Dahl's activities at that time. The last couple of chapters covers his rather squalid personal life in excessive detail, which is of little interest.

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