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How a dozen silk stockings helped bring down Adolf Hitler

And how newly declassified documents show the greatest double-cross operation of the Second World War was nearly ruined by a Spanish double agent's wife's horror at British food - and her willingness to die rather than 'live another day in England'

Gibson report: British role in al-Qa'ida renditions exposed

MI6 agents in Afghanistan were told they were not obliged to intervene if they witnessed suspected terrorists being harmed by their American captors, an official inquiry into allegations Britain was complicit in torture has disclosed.

Legacy: TV review - clichés spoil a reds-under-the-bed spy story with

Did they play golf in Soviet Russia? If not, then the KGB's idea of burying a secret cache in a bunker on a golf course might seem less slipshod than it did in last night's BBC2 Cold War spy thriller Legacy. After all, how was the KGB to know that British courses are full of perennially useless hackers such as myself who, when bunkered, tends to displace more sand than Lawrence of Arabia charging a Turkish goods train? I'd soon have uncovered it.

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