David Stafford

A Man With No Side

Thirty Secret Years: A G Denniston’s Work in Signals Intelligence 1914–1944


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From time to time I attend informal meetings, somewhere in Whitehall, where academics and practitioners get together to discuss matters of intelligence interest. The items may be historic or current, and the participants include elderly veterans from the Second World War as well as far younger men and women who are always charming but studiously evasive about their current jobs. 

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