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A Matter of Intelligence


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Introduction Part I: I Spy 1933-39 1. Defending the realm: MI5 in the making 2. Liddell in wonderland: MI5 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, Karl Otten and the 'Primrose League' 8. The 'Red Menace' 9. 'Peace for our time' Part II: Secrets, lies and misinterpretations 10. 'A state of confusion which 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 Part III: Preparing for the Cold War 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 Conclusion A note on sources Select Bibliography Index

About the Author

Charmian Brinson is Professor of German Studies at Imperial College, London Richard Dove is Emeritus Professor of German, University of Greenwich


"Given the wealth of literature that has appeared in recent decades on the victims of Nazism, it is now rare indeed for a book on the refugees from Hitler in Britain to open up to its readers an almost completely unexplored area of that history. Yet this is the case with Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove's study, A Matter of Intelligence: MI5 and the Surveillance of Anti-Nazi Refugees, 1933-1950" (Anthony Grenville, Association of Jewish Refugees Journal, July 2014) "An immaculately researched study" (Nicholas Jacobs, Camden New Journal, 10/07/2014) -- .

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