Russian Roulette: A Deadly Game: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin’s Global Plot

October 11, 2019 - Comment

‘It reads like fiction, but it is, astonishingly, history’ The Times In 1917, an eccentric band of British spies is smuggled into newly-Soviet Russia. Their goal? To defeat Lenin’s plan to destroy British India and bring down the democracies of the West. These extraordinary spies, led by Mansfield Cumming, proved brilliantly successful. They found a

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‘It reads like fiction, but it is, astonishingly, history’ The Times

In 1917, an eccentric band of British spies is smuggled into newly-Soviet Russia. Their goal? To defeat Lenin’s plan to destroy British India and bring down the democracies of the West.

These extraordinary spies, led by Mansfield Cumming, proved brilliantly successful. They found a wholly new way to deal with enemies, one that relied on espionage and dirty tricks rather than warfare. They were the unsung founders of today’s modern, highly professional secret services. They were also the inspiration for fictional heroes to follow, from James Bond to Jason Bourne.

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Anonymous says:

Great insight into the world of spying in WW2 As gripping as I expected as I am among the many admirers of Giles Milton. Very easy five stars and would recommend.

Anonymous says:

A great read that uncovered a lot of intrigue A great read that uncovered a lot of intrigue. It was truly gripping stuff and I learned quite a lot about the post first world war era and the pressures on the west from the bolshevics. One of those books that i couldn’t put down very easily.

Anonymous says:

Infiltration, Dirty Tricks and the last few years of the Great Game Giles Milton on cracking form again. This times it’s about the setting up of SIS (“MI6”) during the first world war, and its actions just before the Bolshevik Revolution (including involvement in the assassination of Rasputin!) and in the first few years of the Soviet Union. Featuring the original “C”, Arthur Ransome and Reilly Ace of Spies – fascinating

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