Royal Marine Spies of World War One Era

Royal Marine Spies of World War One Era
Royal Marine Spies of World War One Era

Paperback published privately by the Royal Marines Historical Society in 1993, 95 pages. Paperback. (S7572WSO)

From the rear side cover: In the period before and during the First World War, spying was a much more gentlemanly pursuit than it is today. This is the theme which runs through two very different stories of early espionage.

A chance look at an entry on Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Trench's record of service which read 'Senetenced to four years detention in a fortress in Germany for espionage', led Lt Col Donald Bittner into further research...

The book and film of Whiskey Galore made Compton Mackenzie a household name, but few knew he had been commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1915, and subsequently set up a spy network in the Aegean area of the Mediterranean....

The condition of the book is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light wear and creasing along the edges and corners, as well as an area of wear near the top of the front cover where a small sticker has been removed (and a small numerical annotation in pen in the bottom right hand corner), but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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