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Spymaster: The Life of Britain's Most Decorated Cold War Spy and Head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield

by Martin Pearce

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'I cannot think of a better biography of a spy chief'
Richard Davenport-Hines, The Spectator

The extraordinary story of the most highly decorated British spymaster of the Cold War, Sir Maurice Oldfield. Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (commonly known as the SIS or MI6), he was the first Chief to be named and pictured in the press, and often alleged by them to be the model for the screen versions of both Ian Fleming’s M and John Le Carré’s George Smiley.

This major study of Oldfield’s life portrays one of the UK’s most important and complex spies of the Cold War era. He was the first Chief of MI6 that hadn’t come from an upper-class background or studied at Eton or Oxbridge. Rather, he was a farmer’s son from a provincial grammar school who found himself accidentally plunged into the world of espionage by the outbreak of the Second World War. Oldfield was our man in Washington at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of JFK, and was largely responsible for keeping Britain out of the Vietnam War.

This is the fascinating life story of Maurice Oldfield, written by his nephew Martin Pearce, who remembers asking his uncle what he did for a job. 'Oh it’s quite boring really, dear boy. I’m a kind of security guard at embassies,' was the reply...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spymaster: The Life of Britain's Most Decorated Cold War Spy and Head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield Martin Pearce

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Spymaster: The Life of Britain's Most Decorated Cold War Spy and Head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield

Malcolm Andrew Duff rated it really liked it Dec 26, 2016 Government offices Precededby Sir John Rennie Chief of the SIS 1973 - 1978 Succeededby Sir Dick Franks With all of these books on spies, it would be equally fascinating to find out the gaps in the account that Pearce was not able to discoverjulia gudjonsson rated it really liked it Mar 07, 2017 He grew up getting postcards around the world from his mysterious uncle, who turned out to be the real-life 'M'Im a kind of security guard at embassies,' was the replyWe rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalismSir Maurice Oldfield GCMG CBE (16 November 1915 11 March 1981) was a British intelligence officer and espionage administrator.[1][2] He served as the seventh director of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), from 1973 to 1978TaurisPreview this book Two policemen entered followed by the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher^ Hinsley, Francis Harry Simkins, CBibliographic informationTitleSpymaster: The Life of Britain's Most Decorated Cold War Spy and Head of MI6, Sir Maurice OldfieldAuthorMartin PearcePublisherRandom House, 2016ISBN1473525357, 9781473525351Length496 pagesSubjectsHistory:Europe:Great Britain:GeneralBiography & Autobiography / GeneralBiography & Autobiography / HistoricalBiography & Autobiography / Law EnforcementHistory / Europe / Great Britain / GeneralHistory / Modern / 20th CenturyPolitical Science / Intelligence & EspionagePolitical Science / Security (National & International)True Crime / Espionage  Export CitationBiBTeXEndNoteRefManAfter the war, Oldfield joined the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6Cambridge University PressHe graduated with a first class degree and was elected to a fellowship^ The Times, "Obituary", 12 March 1981 ^ Coogan, Tim Pat (2002)Miss Patricia Plank rated it it was amazing Sep 26, 2016 Yet that conclusion has not proved the end

 

He counts three other distant cousins in the immediate vicinity.Subscription NotificationWe have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing detailsThat happened in 1973 and he became the first head not to come from an establishment upper-class background nor attended Eton or OxbridgeBen Vaughan-Jones marked it as to-read Nov 13, 2016 On the day of the service a suspected IRA plot was uncovered to blow up his coffin as it arrived at churchp.29Compte de Saint Germain rated it it was amazing Mar 16, 2017 Oldfield was our man in Washington at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of JFK, and was largely responsible for keeping Britain out of the Vietnam WarBy the end of the war, Oldfield had been promoted to majorHome Books search .They should not be allowed to name people until they have enough evidence to charge themI'm a kind of security guard at embassies,' was the replyA university friend, Betty Kemp, was once introduced as his girlfriend and that was that 171bf2437f

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