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The Resource Greek memories, Compton Mackenzie

Greek memories, Compton Mackenzie

Label
Greek memories
Title
Greek memories
Statement of responsibility
Compton Mackenzie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Compton Mackenzie was already a celebrated writer at the start of the First World War, commissioned into the Royal Marines, He soon found himself recruited by the British Secret Service, becoming 'our man in Greece'. After the war, Mackenzie cashed in on the experience, writing a series of memoirs. Greek Memories, due to be published in November 1932, was the third and by far the most revealing. Breaking every rule in the book, Mackenzie included secret letters and documents, named serving SIS officers, exposed the cover used by agents in foreign capitals and revealed the real name of the wartime chief of the British Secret Service - Mansfield Cumming. This was a step too far for the authorities. Mackenzie was hauled before the courts and Greek Memories was banned - not a single copy went on sale. Greek Memories was eventually re-published in 1939, stripped of all controversial material, but the original remained banned. Now, for the first time, here is Mackenzie's memoir as it should have been told - uncensored, unrestricted and with no holds barred."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1883-1972
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Mackenzie, Compton
Dewey number
327.12092
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.S7
LC item number
M34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mackenzie, Compton
  • Great Britain
  • Intelligence officers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Greek memories, Compton Mackenzie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Cassell, c1932
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January. Departmental hostilities open ; The German mail and the Greek newspapers ; Psychical research. -- February. The mysterious sailor ; Serbian counter-espionage ; The sunbeam and the ford ; The submarine base ; Politics and personalities. -- March. No action ; Fairy tales ; The stolen plans ; Heavy fighting on the departmental front. -- April. Interviews ; Alarums and Excursions ; New faces. -- May. The surrender of Fort Rupel ; Domestic ; Arrests ; Passports. -- June. Nervousness in Athens ; The note ; After the note. -- July. Passport control ; Second attempt on the German mail ; Third attempt to capture the German mail ; Calumny. -- August. Final attempt to capture the German mail ; Politics and panic ; The tightening of control. -- September. The fleet arrives ; Tales of Hoffmann and others ; The expulsion of Baron Schenck ; The provisional government ; Administrative problems ; Dressing up. -- October. Malta ; Taranto and Rome ; Paris and an Oxford interlude ; My first meeting with C ; Various interviews ; More about controls ; New officers. -- November. London to Paris ; Paris to Rome and Taranto ; Taranto to Athens ; Athens again ; The enemy legations ; The triple control ; Sowing the wind. -- December. Reaping the whirlwind ; Collecting islands
Control code
752490209
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 468 pages
Isbn
9781849540834
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)752490209
Label
Greek memories, Compton Mackenzie
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Cassell, c1932
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January. Departmental hostilities open ; The German mail and the Greek newspapers ; Psychical research. -- February. The mysterious sailor ; Serbian counter-espionage ; The sunbeam and the ford ; The submarine base ; Politics and personalities. -- March. No action ; Fairy tales ; The stolen plans ; Heavy fighting on the departmental front. -- April. Interviews ; Alarums and Excursions ; New faces. -- May. The surrender of Fort Rupel ; Domestic ; Arrests ; Passports. -- June. Nervousness in Athens ; The note ; After the note. -- July. Passport control ; Second attempt on the German mail ; Third attempt to capture the German mail ; Calumny. -- August. Final attempt to capture the German mail ; Politics and panic ; The tightening of control. -- September. The fleet arrives ; Tales of Hoffmann and others ; The expulsion of Baron Schenck ; The provisional government ; Administrative problems ; Dressing up. -- October. Malta ; Taranto and Rome ; Paris and an Oxford interlude ; My first meeting with C ; Various interviews ; More about controls ; New officers. -- November. London to Paris ; Paris to Rome and Taranto ; Taranto to Athens ; Athens again ; The enemy legations ; The triple control ; Sowing the wind. -- December. Reaping the whirlwind ; Collecting islands
Control code
752490209
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 468 pages
Isbn
9781849540834
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)752490209

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