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British Library Newspaper Archive, Colindale, UK

Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv, Freiburg

Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

Imperial War Museum Archives, London (IWM)

Labour History Archive and Study Centre (People’s History Museum), Manchester

Mountbatten Papers, University of Southampton, UK

National Archives, Washington, DC

National Archives, Kew, UK (TNA)

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Bennett, Gill. Churchill’s Man of Mystery: Desmond Morton and the World of Intelligence. London, 2007.

Bennett, Ralph. Behind the Battle: Intelligence in the War with Germany 1939–45. London, 1999.

______ Ultra and Mediterranean Strategy 1941–1945. London, 1989.

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McLachlan, Donald. Room 39: Naval Intelligence in Action 1939–45. London, 1968.

Masterman, J. C. The Double Cross System in the War of 1939–1945. London, 1972.

______ On the Chariot Wheel: An Autobiography. Oxford, 1975.

Miller, Russell. Codename Tricycle: The True Story of the Second World War’s Most Extraordinary Double Agent. London, 2005.

Montagu, Ewen. Beyond Top Secret Ultra. London, 1977.

______ The Man Who Never Was. Oxford, 1996.

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Stephenson, William. A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War of 1939–45. London, 1976.

Thomson, Sir Basil. The Milliner’s Hat. London, 1937.

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______. Mask: MI5’s Penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain. London, 2005.

______ MI5: British Security Service Operations 1909–45. London, 1981.

______ Venona: The Greatest Secret of the Cold War. London, 1999.

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