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Spy satellites reveal Roman fortifications

Declassified spy satellite images have lead to the discovery of ancient Roman walls and fortifications in Romania. Archaeologists from two United Kingdom universities examining declassified spy photos rediscovered part of a what they believe is a series of Roman fortifications dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Although parts of the ruins

Inspiration for James Bond revealed?

A British spy named Forest "Tommy" Yeo-Thomas, who went by the code name White Rabbit, has been identified as the inspiration behind Ian Fleming's James Bond. The two men worked in different units – Yeo-Thomas for the Special Operations Executive and Fleming in the Naval Intelligence Division – and this is

French spy report from 1924 refers to Hitler as “German Mussolini”

A French spy report from 1924 refers to Adolf Hitler as the "German Mussolini" who was "a very cunning demagogue". The document is among thousands of paper on 1920s Germany that are about to emerge from obscurity as part of a major overhaul of the French National Archives. The yellowed note from

Benito Mussolini: British Secret Agent

Newly release documents have revealed that for a brief period of time Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was working as a British secret agent. [Thx Sebastian] For the British intelligence agency, it must have seemed like a good investment. Mussolini, then a 34-year-old journalist, was not just willing to ensure Italy continued

JRR Tolkien trained as British spy

Recently released documents disclose that JRR Tolkien, of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fame, secretly trained as a British spy in the lead up to WWII! According to previously unseen records, Tolkien trained with the top-secret Government Code and Cypher School (GCCS). He spent three days at their London HQ

Errol Flynn: Nazi spy?

Allegations in a new biography of the actor Errol Flynn suggest he worked as a Nazi spy, and even met Hitler, before the outbreak of WWII. The Australian-born star, who was known for his anti-Semitic views, worked undercover for the Germans during the Spanish Civil War, according to a controversial biography. Charles

The spy who started the Cold War

MI5 and KGB files have revealed the identity of the spy who passed Britain’s atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, triggering the Cold War. For ten years a Soviet spy codenamed “Eric” fed Britain’s nuclear secrets to Moscow, paving the way for the Cold War. The KGB treasured him as

Ancient spy boat found in Myanmar

A  300-400 year old spy boat has been found by locals in Myanmar. Found by local people when they were digging a water pond in the area on May 28, the ancient boat is assessed to have been buried there 300 to 400 years ago's Mrauk Oo era. The boat, which extends as