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A matter of intelligenceMI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50$
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Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090790

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.232) Conclusion
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A matter of intelligence
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Charmian Brinson

Richard Dove

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0023

The conclusion draws together the main questions which have emerged throughout the book. Firstly: why, in a period leading up to a war against Fascism and during the war itself, did MI5 remain so intensely concerned with the surveillance of Communists. Moreover, why did this surveillance continue and even intensify after the Soviet Union had entered the war in June 1941? Secondly, the chapter attempts to evaluate how successful, or indeed, how necessary, MI5's surveillance of German and Austrian anti-Nazi refugees actually was. If the first two questions are historical, the third brings us back to the present: why has this particular surveillance operation, undoubtedly a costly one in terms of manpower and effort, not become part of the official history of MI5, failing to find a mention, for example, in Christopher Andrew's official centenary study, The Defence of the Realm?

Keywords:   Communists, Soviet Union, Anti-Nazi refugees, Surveillance, Christopher Andrew

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