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The Secrets Of Rue St. Roch: Hope And Heroism Behind Enemy Lines In The First World War

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The Secrets of Rue St. Roch: Intelligence Operations Behind Enemy Lines in the First World War
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Published August 4th 2005 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published August 5th 2004)
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Sophie Schiller
Janet Morgan has reconstructed the workings of an underground British intelligence cell in German-occupied Luxembourg. Using a hidden cache of documents, she successfully recreates the personalities and characters of the major players, depicts the danger, the bureaucratic frustrations, the triumphs, and the aftermath of this dangerous spy game. Thanks to Ms. Morgan, we now know about such personalities of Baschwitz-Meau, a Belgian daredevil whose innate love of excitement and thrills make him th ...more
Maria
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Great story but very complicated writing, which made it very difficult to follow and read. I almost had the need to keep notes especially in the first 100 pages. Took me ages to read. I had to be rested and fully concentrated, in order to get what was going on. Shame because the story and the characters (all true) are amazing.
Rob Kitchin
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
In 1995 Robert Bruce and his wife Janet Morgan opened a chest belonging to Robert’s father. In it they discovered all the files belonging to a First World War spy ring run by Major George Bruce from a house on the Rue St Roch in Paris. Rather than following protocol and filing or destroying the papers, Bruce had decided to maintain a personal archive of all the letters and coded newspaper stories concerning a successful train-spotting cell in Luxembourg. The volume and scope of the material, alo ...more
Jeff
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There is a reason why the World Wars receive endless treatment in films and novels; probably because modern war comes closest to the true-life adventure people can experience in the world today. Thus, Janet Morgan's The Secrets of Rue St. Roch is a harrowing tale of the daunting exploits of British and French spies during the First World War. While trainspotting may be a leisurely British pastime, watching trains was far from a diversion during the First World War, and a crucial secret service t ...more
Linda Andrews
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Packed with lots of details about British Intelligence behind the lines and full of lots of little details, the book mainly focuses on the building of a spy ring in Luxembourg with only a few references to operations in Belgium and occupied France. And it covers primarily the end of the war from 1917-1918. Still a fascinating and invaluable resource since very little evidence remains of what these brave men and women accomplished.
Sabrina Flynn
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I picked this up because I was doing research into intelligence during WW1. Was very happy with the information and readability. I was looking for a book that contained the little details of Intelligence efforts behind enemy lines and information about the coordinating side of things. This book definitely delivered. A fascinating read.
Heidi
Sep 01, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a bit dense but a decent enough book if you enjoy WWI.
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