Re-entering the Lists: MI5's Authorized History and the August 1914 Arrests

@article{Hiley2010ReenteringTL,
  title={Re-entering the Lists: MI5's Authorized History and the August 1914 Arrests},
  author={N. Hiley},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={415 - 452}
}
  • N. Hiley
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • Abstract The 2009 Authorized History of MI5 carried a new defence of its August 1914 operation, in which Vernon Kell, its first Director, supposedly scored a coup by capturing all 21 German agents working in Britain. The Authorized History went against the version of events given in my article ‘Entering the Lists’, published by this journal in 2006, and backed up its case with a new arrest list. This article considers that new list, and its supposed origins in an MI5 document from 1931. Once… CONTINUE READING
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