Report of agents: 'They are stronger than we.'
Action taken: agents smitten with the plague before the Lord.
First book: The Ping-Fa (Art of War) by the Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu around 400BC.
Sun Tzu's five types of secret agent: agent in place, double agent, deception agent, expendable agent, penetration agent.
Whatever happened to MI1, MI2, MI3, and MI4?: Believed to be post codes in Middleton. Further information unavailable.
The Security Service: formerly MI5, answerable to the Home Secretary, director-general known as 'K'.
The Secret Intelligence Service: formerly MI6, answerable to the Foreign Secretary, director-general known as 'C'.
MI8: American cryptographic bureau in the Second World War.
MI9: British organisation for planning prison-camp escapes in the Second World War.Reuse content