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This is history writing at its compelling best. Lynne Olson has beavered away to find an original angle on an oft-told story and does it
I have stood at the very spot where Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were shot by Gavrilo Princip 100 years ago. And the
So, there’s been seriously long radio-silence from Q in recent weeks. But this is not the result of inactivity. Far from it. Regulars will be
The months immediately after the close of the Second World War were confusing. One minute the Allies had been dropping bombs on Germany (as Col
Apparently there were only 19 hours of sunshine in Berlin between 1st January and 22nd March – a record low. Such absolute greyness is oppressive.
It could have been at a rather upmarket fancy-dress party. The dress was certainly fancy; the guests well-to-do; the event evidently unusual. But as well
The Story of a Secret State is an astonishing wartime memoir that seems scarcely credible. There are moments where the narrative seems more at home
So you think you can remember stuff? Sure we all have trouble remembering names and details – but most of the time, we assume we
Churchill famously declared during the Second World War that the “Truth is so precious that she must often be attended by a bodyguard of lies”
I don’t cry in movies. Sometimes I’d quite like to. But that’s a different story. I just don’t. Usually. But one of the greatest films of
BBC Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera‘s new book, The Art of Betrayal – Life and Death in the British Secret Service covers ground that will be familiar to