The final testimony of George Kennedy Young

Lobster Issue 19 (1990) £££

[…] a map?’ However the post-war reduction of daily papers to four pages and the lack of interest in ‘serious’ foreign news was disillusioning, and after some weeks MI6 made him an offer, with very attractive terms, of commander of the Vienna station. Apart from Ultra and the SCI effort directed by Colonel Felix Cowgill, […]

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Disinformation: From Euros to UFOs

Lobster Issue 40 (Winter 2000/1) £££

[…] relationship between our secret servants and the media. At the core of this was his account of the revelation, via a libel suit in London, of an MI6 operation to plant disinformation in the Sunday Telegraph about the son of Colonel Gaddafi. (1) The story was written by Con Coughlin and attributed to a […]

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Two views of Dorril: MI6: Fifty years of Special Operations

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Lobster Issue 39 (Summer 2000) £££

MI6: Fifty years of Special Operations Stephen Dorril Fourth Estate, London, 2000, £25 hb   Harold Smith As I can testify from personal experience, having in 1960 been summoned to Government House in Lagos, Nigeria, to have my death sentence pronounced by the Governor General, MI6 is brutal, cruel, merciless and totally unforgiving. […]

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New Labour Notes

Lobster Issue 37 (Summer 1999) £££

[…] clients can expect information they “will not receive by the usual government and commercial routes”.'(5) The Hakluyt Foundation was first indentified in ‘Top firms get secrets from MI6’ by Mark Watts in Sunday Business, 11 October 1998,(6) and was discussed in ‘Cloak and Dagger’, Nicholas Rufford (Management Today, February 1999) which named another SIS […]

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Blood revenge: the aftermath of the assassination of Airey Neave

Lobster Issue 8 (1985) £££

[…] for the intelligence complex. Neave had strong intelligence connections. During WW2, after escaping from Colditz, he became a leading figure in MI9, the escape organisation controlled by MI6. Towards the end of the war he was involved with a sub-section called IS9(WEA) attached to SHAEF, a section some called ‘another secret army’. It included […]

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Spook-wise: MI6 and Clare Short

Lobster Issue 40 (Winter 2000/1) £££

MI6 persuaded Clare Short, the Secretary of State for International Development, to task them to give her early warning about coups in Africa. (Independent 23 July 2000) MI6 now have a license to roam throughout Africa. The spooks must love having Labour in office, terrified to oppose anything they ask for. Hitherto secret […]

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Operation Julie revisited: the strange career of Ron Stark, parapolitical alchemist

Lobster Issue 32 (December 1996) £££

[…] actually was’. Inspector Lee’s informant, ‘Nancy’, ‘strongly suspected that Stark was involved with the CIA and had friends in the American Embassy’.(19) In 1972 Hamilton Macmillan, an MI6 officer and nephew of the former Tory Prime Minister, recruited Howard Marks, his old chum from Balliol College, Oxford, to spy on Jim McCann, a hash […]

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The thirteenth pillar – the death of Di reconsidered

Lobster Issue 38 (Winter 1999) £££

[…] rumours surrounding it. The Tunnel The crash occurred in an area where the chances of witnesses being present were minimised – a tunnel. According to the former MI6 officer, Richard Tomlinson, this is ‘…a perfect place for an assassination, with fewer witnesses. The Paris tunnel is also ideal because there are no crash rails […]

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Morningside Mata Haris: How MI6 deceived Scotland’s great and good

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Lobster Issue 49 (Summer 2005) £££

[…] group which formally campaigned on behalf of the Eastern European peoples who found themselves under Soviet rule at the end of WW2. Informally it was used by MI6 in the early years of the Cold War. The core of this book is a history of the SLEF, its campaigns and activities. That core has […]

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A Game of Moles: the Deceptions of an MI6 Officer

Lobster Issue 26 (1993) £££

[…] Brown and co., London, 1993 Shoot the marketing department. There is almost nothing about ‘moles’ in this book. The reality is a mildly interesting account of Bristow’s MI6 career from 1940-1956, most of it spent in Spain. A few names are named — but 40 years on, who gives a toss? Well, rumour has […]

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