Posts tagged “espionage”

  1. "I want a rare steak and I want to see those two men pound each other." - Trudy Campbell For a show that prides itself on realism, understatement, and period recreation, Mad Men spawns some crazy fan theories. Megan is Sharon Tate! Don is D. B. Cooper! Cutler is a CIA mole! Bob doesn't actually exist! Despite the fact that none of these things happen (or are likely to happen), fans keep churning them out…

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  2. Alexis Coe’s essays on history appear once a month. Past installments can be found here. Vera Atkins called the 39 female British spies she recruited, trained, and placed in the field her “girls,” but to the rest of the world, they didn’t exist. During World War II, the French Section of Special Operations Executive (SOE) depended on this secrecy. Considered the amateurs of the British Intelligence community, it was created when other agencies, including…

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