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eBook The Secret War of Charles Fraser-Smith download ISBN: 0718124510
Author: CHARLES FRASER-SMITH
Publisher: MICHAEL JOSEPH; paperback / softback edition (1983)
Language: English
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Prior to the war, Fraser-Smith had worked as a missionary in North Africa.

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Before World War II, Charles Fraser-Smith had been many things: a prep school teacher, a despatch rider, a factory worker and a missionary agriculturalist in north Africa

Before World War II, Charles Fraser-Smith had been many things: a prep school teacher, a despatch rider, a factory worker and a missionary agriculturalist in north Africa. In their different ways, all wonderfully equipped him for his extraordinary, secret role during the war as an inventor at the Ministry of Supply. He had been recruited, bizarrely enough, while on missionary deputation at an Evangelical church in Leeds

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The Secret War of Charles Fraser-Smith. London: Michael Joseph, 1981. Gibson, Walter, and Morris Young. Mulholland's Book of Magic. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1963. Polmar, Norman, and Thomas B. Allen. Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage. New York: Random House, 1998. Powers, Gary, with Curt Gentry.

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Prior to the war, Fraser-Smith had worked as a missionary in North Africa

The Secret War of Charles Fraser-Smith. Central Intelligence Agency, 2002. Theoharis, Дthan . with Richard H. Immerman, Loch Johnson, Kathryn Olmsted, and John Prados. The Central Intelligence Agency. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006.

The act of delivering a sermon is known as preaching. Officially, Fraser-Smith was a temporary civil servant for the Ministry of Supply's Clothing and Textile Department (Dept.

1984 trade paperback fine condition WW2 Secret Gadgets In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
Comments: (4)
Kelerius
Forget James Bond and every spy novel you've ever read. This book is the real thing. The memoir of a procurement officer in the English military, this man goes about his efforts for the war department in a completely unassuming manner. Everything is second to his spying yet no one who knows him is aware of his secret career. The items needed by the various war departments, and the manner in which these things are procured make fascinating and fun reading. The fact that its all true is icing on the cake. Highly recommended.
Qumenalu
Great!
Malhala
Virtually everyone has seen a James Bond movie or two, and knows who "Q" is. Well, meet the real "Q"-Charles Fraser-Smith. Ian Fleming, who created James Bond, was a customer of Charles Fraser-Smith during the war.

Charles Fraser Smith had potentially the most interesting desk job of WWII. In essence, his job was to supply the spies, couriers, and military, and any others involved with espionage and deception, with whatever it was they needed to operate, especially to operate behind enemy lines.

For example, he designed and obtained hundreds of thousands of hollow buttons that contained maps of enemy-held territory, to help flyers who crash landed or bailed-out could escape. How did he hide the maps that had to be in plain site (prisoners were obviously thoroughly search)? Simple, he used a left-hand thread on the two parts of the button, logically assuming that the methodical German brain would never work out that you could unscrew the button the 'wrong' way. And it worked-the maps were never discovered!

Working undercover as a temporary civil servant in the ministry of supply clothing branch, Charles seemingly knew everyone in England who could make things, generally odd things, sometimes one-of things, and sometimes millions of things. Working almost exclusively by himself (security was so tight that even his secretary knew nothing of what he did), he designed or caused to be designed an incredible range of items. For example, a one-of item he got made was the container used to ship the Man Who Never Was (a dead 'soldier' with planted information), from England to Spain. It had to be small enough to fit through the hatch of a submarine, yet large enough to carry the body, be airtight, insulated, and light enough to be carried when full by two men. To show the level of detail Charles had to think of, he ensured his part of the operation was successful because he had the correct wrench needed to open the container chained to it.

Maybe not the best written book ever, I would give it 4.5 stars if I could.
Hinewen
A quick read but a little boring.....not as swashbuckling as I had hoped