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A matter of intelligence – MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50 - Manchester Scholarship Online
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A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove


A Matter of Intelligence is a book about the British Security Service MI5. More specifically, it concerns one particular aspect of its work, the surveillance of anti-Nazi German refugees during the 1930s and 1940s. When Hitler took power in 1933, the Nazis began a reign of terror against their political opponents: communists, socialists, pacifists and liberals, many of whom were forced to flee Germany. Some of these ‘political’ refugees came to Britain, where MI5 kept them under close surveillance. This study is based on the personal and organisational files that MI5 kept on them during the 19 ... More

Keywords: MI5, Security Service, Intelligence, Surveillance, German-speaking refugees, German political exiles, Espionage, Informers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090790
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charmian Brinson, author

Richard Dove, author

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