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The defence of the realm : the authorized history of MI5

@inproceedings{Andrew2009TheDO,
  title={The defence of the realm : the authorized history of MI5},
  author={Christopher M. Andrew},
  year={2009}
}
To mark the centenary of its foundation, the British Security Service, MI5, has opened its archives to an independent historian, the first time any of the world's leading intelligence or security services has taken such a step. "The Defence of the Realm", the book which results, is an unprecedented publication. It reveals the precise role of the Service in twentieth-century British history, from its foundation by Captain Kell of the British Army in October 1909 to root out 'the spies of the… 
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