Former MI6 officer Anthony Cavendish reveals the inner workings of the intelligence world and defends the smeared reputation of the former chief of ... Show synopsis Former MI6 officer Anthony Cavendish reveals the inner workings of the intelligence world and defends the smeared reputation of the former chief of MI6, the late Sir Maurice Oldfield. Cavendish's perspective on the events surrounding Oldfield's demise contradicted other reports that had been published, and he had much to tell about the activities within the secret service that had been kept under wraps. This work also records Cavendish's own career as an intelligence officer, high-risk journalist, merchant banker and businessman. He recounts the daily details of his Cold War undercover activites in the 1950s in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and tells what he knows about Kim Philby and other high-profile MI6 chiefs such as George Young, Stewart Menzies, Sir John Rennie and Dickie Franks. He gives his view of the changes that were wrought in the intelligence service during the 60s and 70s and has tales to tell of his assignments as a journalist in Paris, Warsaw, Budapest, Yugoslavia, Beruit and Baghdad. This revised edition includes a new forward by Rupert Allason and two new chapters on Cavendish's recent work in Romania and Amman.