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Churchill's man of mystery : Desmond Morton and the world of intelligence

Author: Gill Bennett
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Government official history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on full access to official records, this text exposes the mysterious life and career of Desmond Morton, intelligence officer and personal adviser to Winston Churchill during the Second World War.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Desmond Morton, Sir; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Desmond Morton, Sir; Desmond Morton; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gill Bennett
ISBN: 0415394309 9780415394307 0203966783 9780203966785
OCLC Number: 69013647
Description: xx, 404 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Ancestral voices --
2. Prophesying War --
3. Major Morton of SIS: 1919-1922 --
5. 'God Save the King and his Agents Provocateurs': 1926-1928 --
6. Loose ends: 1929-1931 --
7. The beginnings of industrial intelligence, 1927-1931 --
8. 'A gentlemanly form of spying': the Industrial Intelligence Centre, 1931-1937 --
9. Planning for War with Germany: 1938-1939 --
10. The Fireproof Curtain: 3 September 1939-15 May 1940 --
11. The Morton myth: Downing Street, May 1940-July 1945 --
12. Intelligence liaison, May 1940-July 1945 --
13. Treasury troubleshooter: 1946-1953 --
14. Energetically awaiting death: 1953-1971 --
Epilogue: Morton and Churchill --
Annex: Despatch from Sir Desmond Morton to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, describing the events leading up to the signature of an Air Services Agreement between H.M. Government and the Royal Iraqi Government, 1 May 1951.
Series Title: Government official history series.
Responsibility: Gill Bennett.
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