The Spy Net: The Greatest Intelligence operation of the First World War

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Henry Landau was a young South African serving with the British Army when he was recruited into the British secret service, the organisation we now know as MI6, which needed a Dutch speaker to run its agent networks in Belgium. Talent-spotted by one of the secret service's secretaries on a dinner date, Landau was summoned to the service's headquarters in Whitehall Court to meet Mansfield Cumming, the legendary 'Chief' of the service and the original 'C'.Cumming, who had a wooden leg and tested the character of his young ...

The Spy Net: The Greatest Intelligence operation of the First World War 2015, Biteback Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781849549066

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