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The Resource MASK : MI5's penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain, Nigel West, (electronic book)

MASK : MI5's penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain, Nigel West, (electronic book)

Label
MASK : MI5's penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain
Title
MASK
Title remainder
MI5's penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain
Statement of responsibility
Nigel West
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"MASK is the codename for one of the most sensitive, long-term sources ever run by any British intelligence organisation. It concealed the existence of a radio interception programme operated by the Government Code and Cipher School which succeeded in monitoring, and reading, large quantities of encrypted wireless traffic exchanged between the headquarters of the Comintern in Moscow, and numerous Comintern representatives abroad, in countries as far apart as China, Austria and the United States." "The content of these secret messages were of immense use to the very limited group of people who had access to it, but of greatest interest to MI5 and Stanley Baldwin's Cabinet was the material passing to and from the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB), which was monitored from a covert intercept station located on Denmark Hill, south London. Its principal target was the daily wireless traffic of a clandestine transmitter based in Wimbledon and operated by a member of the CPGB's underground cell, controlled by a Scot, Bob Stewart." "MASK is the first detailed account of MI5's penetration of the CPGB and the Burgess, Maclean, Philby, Blunt and Cairncross network. It also reveals the role of a hitherto unknown spymaster, Bob Stewart, who controlled the Cambridge Five."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Nigel
Index
index present
LC call number
UB271.R9
LC item number
W49 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Great Britain
  • Communist Party of Great Britain
  • Communist International
Label
MASK : MI5's penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain, Nigel West, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-317) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781134265701
Extent
xii, 324 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780203696866
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
MASK : MI5's penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain, Nigel West, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-317) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781134265701
Extent
xii, 324 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780203696866
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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