ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 6

September 2001
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Book review

A SPY'S LONDON
Author: Roy Berkeley. With foreword by Rupert Allason (Nigel West).
Publisher: Leo Cooper, London. £9.95
ISBN 0 85052 1130

A very comprehensive illustrated guide to 136 sites in London, showing buildings in which espionage and counter-espionage type operations occurred. The locations are grouped into 21 easily negotiated walks, illustrated by clearly marked local maps.

What a nice idea it would be to order this book using the search form located at the bottom of this page!

The text referring to each site goes into great detail concerning the comings and goings of individuals, both friendlies and adversaries, and includes many details of operations involving SOE, MI5, MI6 (SIS), OSS, CIA, GC&CS, GCHQ, Abwehr, OGPU, NKVD, KGB, GRU, etc., etc.

The black & white photographs are of exceptional quality, and show a large proportion of the buildings unchanged since the relevant situations occurred during the period WW1 through to WW2 and the Cold War.

The most notable exception being Curzon Street House, 1-4, Curzon Street, W.1

This was the site of the MI5 Administration, Registry, and Technical departments. How many bugs were found in the walls, etc. when this building was demolished? I thoroughly recommend this book, which will appeal to both specialists in this field and the general public.

Reviewed by John of Aylesbury.

In addition to the Book Review we take pleasure in listing some recommended reading sent to us by John of Australia. All the books are by Prof Desmond Ball, a named writer on SIGINT matters.

Thanks for these John.


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