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WWI Spying on the enemy.

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by Peter Clare, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    When war broke out in 1914 around 30 to 40 "rag tag and bobtail academics, artists and musicians" received a telegram from the War Office.
    They were ordered to go to Southampton as they were now intelligence officers in the newly formed Intelligence Corp.
    "They were mainly chosen because they spoke French or German," said Tristan Langlois from the National Army Museum in Chelsea.
    "Their training, he said, was almost non-existent. They were trained to ride a motorcycle or a horse.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-27932196
     

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