Facing the Dictators: Anthony Eden, the Foreign Office and British Intelligence, 1935–1945

@article{Lomas2019FacingTD,
  title={Facing the Dictators: Anthony Eden, the Foreign Office and British Intelligence, 1935–1945},
  author={Daniel W. B. Lomas},
  journal={The International History Review},
  year={2019},
  volume={42},
  pages={794 - 812}
}
  • D. Lomas
  • Published 3 July 2020
  • History
  • The International History Review
Abstract This article uses the inter-war and wartime career of Anthony Eden, as a vehicle to understand the little understood relationship between secret intelligence, British Foreign Secretaries and the Foreign Office. While secret intelligence is no longer the ‘missing dimension’, it once was in studies of diplomatic and political history, its use by British Foreign Secretaries remains a neglected subject. The article also sheds important new light on the Foreign Office’s wartime use of… 
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