Ace of Spies: The True Story of Sidney Reilly (Revealing History (Paperback))
Deman, 9 July 1917. 4. US Bureau of Investigation/ONI, Memorandum from Chief Yeoman Bond to Lt Irving; ‘Names in the Weinstein Case’. 5. Ibid. 6. US Bureau of Investigation/ONI, Memorandums of 6 and 12 September 1918. 7. US Bureau of Investigation/ONI, Memorandum of 23 August 1918. 8. Ibid. 9. Ibid. 10. Ibid. 11. See note 4. 12. US Bureau of Investigation/ONI, Memorandum of 21 August 1918. 13. Ibid. 14. Ibid. 15. US Bureau of Investigation/ONI, Memorandum of 10 September 1918. 16.
Political Intrigue’ by Lewis Chester, Stephen Fay and Hugo Young. The diary was apparently found among the papers of Im Thurn’s friend Guy Kindersley, the Conservative MP for Hitchin, who died in 1956. 9. Ibid., and Sidney Reilly – The True Story, Michael Kettle, p.122/123. 10. Ibid. 11. Letters reproduced in Britain’s Master Spy – The Adventures of Sidney Reilly, p.178/182. 12. Sidney and Pepita sailed from Cherbourg aboard the White Star Line’s SS Olympic (Titantic’s sister ship) on 15th
detective chief inspector was portrayed to be by the popular media of the time. Sigmund Rosenblum gave the name of solicitor L.J. Sandford to vouch for his application to be allowed to research into medieval art at the British Museum. The secret of Melville’s success was undoubtedly his intelligence network. He was a meticulous man whose records suggest that he carefully checked out the backgrounds of his key informants. It is thanks to his intimate knowledge of those who were part of his
World War, Cmdr Ian Fleming was a desk-bound intelligence officer who liaised closely with other agencies involved in the clandestine world of espionage. He learnt a great deal about the operational history of his own department, including its role in the greatest intelligence coup of the First World War – the cracking of the German diplomatic code 0070, which gave Fleming the inspiration for Bond’s own code number 007.4 This background knowledge enabled him to draw on a rich seam of characters,
telegram. Yours faithfully, Sidney G. Reilly10 The following day, while he was in Paris, a telegram duly arrived from Blohm & Voss: ‘Nothing against a visit this week, next week not possible’.11 Whatever the outcome of this meeting, it seems clear that despite the impression he sought to create, namely that his approach was being made at Mendrochowitz’s instigation, Mendrochowitz had no idea he was doing anything of the kind. In ignorance of the meeting, Mendrochowitz wrote to Blohm & Voss on