May 20, 2018

Seventy-seven years ago today, May 20, 1941, British Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming checked into the Palacio Hotel in Estoril, a sea-side resort just west of Lisbon.  Fleming was on a stopover on his way to Washington with his boss, Admiral John Godfrey, to ass...

April 29, 2018

TODAY 1944, MI6 London received an unusual delivery—a diplomatic bag originating from Lisbon  containing cash.  A lot of cash.  Fifty thousand dollars (about $700,000 today), to be precise.

From a German spy.

The money was for Britain's greatest operative, double ag...

March 15, 2018

Guy Liddell, head of MI5's B Section (counter-espionage overseeing double agents), was the only British intelligence officer allowed to keep an official war diary.  On this day, March 15, 1941, he made a journal entry which hinted at frustration over a new playboy now...

April 29, 2016

TODAY 1944, MI6 London received an unusual delivery—a diplomatic bag originating from Lisbon containing cash. A lot of cash. Fifty thousand dollars (about $700,000 today), to be precise.

April 30, 2015

Seventy-one years ago today, April 30, 1944, German Abwehr agent Johann Jebsen (who was collaborating with Britain's MI6) was kidnapped in Lisbon, drugged, stuffed in a trunk, cashiered to Biarritz, France and flown to Berlin, never to be seen again.  What few know is...

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