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An Audience with Michael Smith at Ropery Hall

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Cost: £17 – £19

Organized by: Ropery Hall

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Michael Smith is the author of a number of widely acclaimed books about spies and special forces, including the Sunday Times No 1 bestseller Station X: The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park and the New York Times bestseller Killer Elite: America’s Most Secret Special Operations Team. He served in British military intelligence before becoming an award-winning journalist with the BBC, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times.

Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews

Frank Foley was MI6 head of station in Berlin in the 1920s and ‘30s. The full extent of what he did was only revealed in Michael Smith’s best selling 1999 biography Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews.

 

Bletchley Park and the Birth of the Special Relationship

Based on the opening chapters of Smith’s most recent, and widely acclaimed book The Real Special Relationship, this focuses on how the British and US codebreakers linked up even before America had entered the Second World War.  Michael describes how intelligence from MI6, GCHQ and the little-known BBC Monitoring Service played key roles.

Intelligence and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

Michael will explain how intelligence actually worked during the 1962 Missile Crisis. when the Soviet Union tried to base surface-to surface missiles capable of hitting most of the United States on Cuba.

Venue

Ropery Hall
The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road
Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire DN18 5JT United Kingdom
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Phone:
01652 660380
Website:
http://www.roperyhall.co.uk/

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
£17 – £19
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Organiser

Ropery Hall
Phone:
01652 660380
Email:
info@the-ropewalk.co.uk
Website:
http://www.roperyhall.co.uk
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