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The Resource House of Spies : St Ermin's Hotel, the London Base of British Espionage, Peter Matthews, (electronic resource)

House of Spies : St Ermin's Hotel, the London Base of British Espionage, Peter Matthews, (electronic resource)

Label
House of Spies : St Ermin's Hotel, the London Base of British Espionage
Title
House of Spies
Title remainder
St Ermin's Hotel, the London Base of British Espionage
Statement of responsibility
Peter Matthews
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
St. Ermin's Hotel has been synonymous with British espionage since the 1930s, when the SIS (MI6) was situated nearby at 54 Broadway. Bristling with intelligence officers such as Ian Fleming and Nöel Coward, the hotel was initially revealed by the notorious double agent Arthur Owens, code named SNOW, to be a covert base for the Secret Intelligence Service's Section D, before three gloomy private rooms on the third floor became the birthplace of Winston Churchill's SOE in the early days of World War II. During the late 1940s, the traitorous spies Kim Philby and Guy Burgess would hand over intelligence to their Russian counterparts when they regularly met in the hotel's Caxton Bar, while St. Ermin's proximity to government offices ensured its continued use by both domestic and foreign secret agents. This first book on the history of the hotel reveals the remarkable stories of the spies who met there and the secrets they were sharing
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CtWfDGI
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Matthews, Peter
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Espionage, British
Target audience
adult
Label
House of Spies : St Ermin's Hotel, the London Base of British Espionage, Peter Matthews, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NDA3NA==
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Publication
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unknown
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frd00012458
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750964074
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unknown
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780750964074
  • (Sirsi) b1474645
Label
House of Spies : St Ermin's Hotel, the London Base of British Espionage, Peter Matthews, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NDA3NA==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00012458
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750964074
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750964074
  • (Sirsi) b1474645

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