Saturday, February 8, 2020

Emperor of spies

Craig McKay has written a book on General Onodera, the Japanese military attaché to Sweden during WWII, and his intelligence gathering activities.

Like all the neutral capitals in Europe, Stockholm became a natural hub for intelligence activities during the Second World War. One of the chief participants in the search for critical information was the Japanese Military Attaché, Makoto Onodera. In this limited edition of 100 numbered copies, Dr. C.G. McKay, an acknowledged expert on the history of intelligence activities in Northern Europe and the author of  the now classic historical study From Information to Intrigue (Cass,1993)  and the co-author with Bengt Beckman of Swedish Signal Intelligence 1900-1945  has given a concise, stimulating and elegant account of Onodera's "intelligence bourse".  Based on archival sources in many countries and equally on McKay's own knowledge gained through conversation and correspondence with a generation of intelligence officers now dead, his book entitled Emperor of Spies, apart from being a book-collectors item of some value, deserves a place in the library of professional students of the history of intelligence. Price £25 plus postage.

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