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A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Brinson, Charmian, author; Dove, Richard, 1938- author; Manchester University Press, publisher

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Published Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove
ISBN: 0719090792, 0719099803, 1526110466, 1526110474, 9780719090790, 9780719099809, 9781526110466, 9781526110473
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Language note: In English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 254 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
System: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.
Series: Manchester Political Studies
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Refugees Great Britain.; Intelligence service Great Britain History 20th century.; Political refugees Great Britain History 20th century.; Political science and theory.; Society & Social Sciences Politics & government International relations Espionage & secret services.; Society and social sciences.; Great Britain. MI5 History 20th century.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2016. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.


  1. Introduction
  2. Part I: I Spy 1933Ớ39
  3. 1. Defending the realm: MI5 in the making
  4. 2. Liddell in wonderland: MI5 and the Prussian secret police
  5. 3. The undesirables: political refugees from Germany and Austria after January 1933
  6. 4. The mysterious case of Dora Fabian
  7. 5. Nazi spies and the 'Auslandsorganisation'
  8. 6. No more peace: Otto Lehmann-Russbueldt and German rearmament
  9. 7. Flying and spying: Claud W. Sykes, Karl Otten and the 'Primrose League'
  10. 8. The 'Red Menace'
  11. 9. 'Peace for our time'
  12. Part II: Secrets, lies and misinterpretations
  13. 10. 'A state of confusion which amounted almost to chaos': MI5 1939Ớ41
  14. 11. The internment of 'enemy aliens'
  15. 12. 'The largest communist sideshow in London': the Free German League of Culture
  16. 13. The Austrian Centre - and 'the great Eva'
  17. 14. 'About the most dangerous of all these organisations': the Czech Refugee Trust Fund
  18. 15. Whispers and lies: the informers
  19. 16. Friends in need: British supporters of the refugees
  20. Part III: Preparing for the Cold War
  21. 17. Red alert: keeping watch on the communists
  22. 18. Tube alloys: the British atomic bomb project
  23. 19. The spy who was caught: the case of Klaus Fuchs
  24. 20. The spy who got away: the case of Engelbert Broda
  25. 21. Parting company
  26. Conclusion
  27. A note on sources
  28. Select Bibliography
  29. Index.