A matter of intelligence : MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50 /

This is an unusual book, telling a story which has hitherto remained hidden from history: the surveillance by the British security service MI5 of anti-Nazi refugees who came to Britain fleeing political persecution in Germany and Austria. Based on the personal and organisational files that MI5 kept...

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Authors / Creators: Brinson, Charmian (Author), Dove, Richard, 1938-2022 (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Dove, Richard, 1938-2022, author.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Manchester [England] : Manchester University Press, 2014.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Defending the realm : MI5 in the making
  • 2. Liddell in Wonderland : M15 and the Prussian Secret Police
  • 3. The undesirables : political refugees from Germany and Austria after January 1933
  • 4. The mysterious case of Dora Fabian
  • 5. Nazi spies and the 'Auslandsorganisation'
  • 6. No more peace : Otto Lehmann-Russbueldt and German rearmament
  • 7. Flying and spying : Claud W. Sykes, MI5 and the 'Primrose League'
  • 8. 'The Red Menace' : keeping watch on the Communists 1933-39
  • 9. 'Peace for our time'
  • 10. 'A state of confusion which at times amounted almost to chaos' : MI5 1939-41
  • 11. The internment of 'enemy aliens'
  • 12. 'The largest Communist sideshow in London' : the Free German League of Culture
  • 13. The Austrian Centre
  • and 'the great Eva'
  • 14. 'About the most dangerous of all these organisations' : the Czech Refugee Trust Fund
  • 15. Whispers and lies : the informers
  • 16. Friends in need : British supporters of the refugees
  • 17. Red alert : keeping watch on the Communists
  • 18. 'Tube Alloys' : the British atomic bomb project
  • 19. The spy who was caught : the case of Klaus Fuchs
  • 20. The spy who got away : the case of Engelbert Broda
  • 21. Parting company.