San Francisco Chronicle – Review of Double Cross by Ben Macintyre

In July 1942, Thomas Argyll “Tar” Robertson, the improbably jocular head of the MI5 section that oversaw Britain’s double agents during World War II, known as section B1A, suddenly found himself sitting on a weapon that could propel the Allied forces toward certain victory: the entire German spy ring in Britain. “The only network of agents possessed by the Germans in this country,” Robertson wrote in an official memo to his superiors, “is that which is now under the control of Security Service.”

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