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A spy called Cynthia : and a life in intelligence / anonymous.

Publisher: London : Biteback Publishing, 2021Description: 160 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781785907128 (hbk.).Subject(s): Thorpe, Elisabeth | Spies -- Great Britain | Espionage, British -- History -- 20th century | Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 327.12092 Summary: "Elizabeth Thorpe, codenamed Cynthia, was a glamorous American socialite recruited by MI6 to obtain intelligence from the Polish Foreign Ministry and from the Italian and Vichy French embassies in Washington. Her method was to seduce whatever targets could provide her with vital intelligence, a practice in which she hardly ever failed, enabling her to secure first the French and then the Italian naval codes. In the landings in North Africa, she was credited with having saved the lives of hundreds of Allied soldiers." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Autumn 2021
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"Elizabeth Thorpe, codenamed Cynthia, was a glamorous American socialite recruited by MI6 to obtain intelligence from the Polish Foreign Ministry and from the Italian and Vichy French embassies in Washington. Her method was to seduce whatever targets could provide her with vital intelligence, a practice in which she hardly ever failed, enabling her to secure first the French and then the Italian naval codes. In the landings in North Africa, she was credited with having saved the lives of hundreds of Allied soldiers." - Book cover

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