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Author West, Nigel

Title MASK : MI5's penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain / Nigel West
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2005


Description 1 online resource (xii, 324 pages)
Contents Glossary of MASK Terminology. Introduction -- 1 The Red Menace2 -- The Personalities3 -- The Great Game4 -- The MASK Traffic5 -- Krivitsky's Defection6 -- Bob Stewart7 -- Dave Springhall8 -- The Robinson Papers. Conclusion
Summary MI5's dramatic interception of secret signals to Moscow from a hidden base in Wimbledon uncovered the true extent of Soviet espionage in Britain. Intelligence expert Nigel West reveals how MASK, the codename for one of the most secretive sources ever run by British intelligence, enabled Stanley Baldwin and his cabinet to monitor the activities of the Communist Party of Great Britain and track wireless traffic between the Soviet Union and its Comintern representatives abroad, in countries as far apart as the United States, China and Austria. The Government Code an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-317) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Great Britain. MI5 -- History
Communist Party of Great Britain -- History
Communist International -- History
Communist International
Communist Party of Great Britain
Great Britain. MI5
Espionage, Soviet -- Great Britain
TRUE CRIME -- Espionage.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Intelligence.
Espionage, Soviet
Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780203696866