[Reading] ➶ Secret Classrooms: An Untold Story of the Cold War ➽ Geoffrey Elliott – Dcrjservices.co.uk

[Reading] ➶ Secret Classrooms: An Untold Story of the Cold War ➽ Geoffrey Elliott – Dcrjservices.co.uk chapter 1 Secret Classrooms: An Untold Story of the Cold War, meaning Secret Classrooms: An Untold Story of the Cold War, genre Secret Classrooms: An Untold Story of the Cold War, book cover Secret Classrooms: An Untold Story of the Cold War, flies Secret Classrooms: An Untold Story of the Cold War, Secret Classrooms: An Untold Story of the Cold War 00e40f78af1c8 Here Is A Vivacious Account Of How In The S, Under Eden And Lloyd At The Foreign Office, Some , Young Men Doing National Service Were Quietly Siphoned Off From Their Units, Secluded In Cornwall And Fifeshire, Or, Boldly, Next Door To The Guards Depot At Coulsdon In Surrey, And Put Through Crash Courses In Russian Till They Could Speak It Fluently M R D Foot, SpectatorLambasted By The Soviets As A Spy School , The Joint Services School For Linguists JSSL Was A Major Cold War Initiative, Which Pushed Young National Servicemen Through Intensive Training As Russian Translators And Interpreters, Primarily To Meet The Needs Of Britain S Signals Intelligence Operations Its Pupils Included A Remarkable Cross Section Of Talented Young Men Who Went On To A Diversity Of Glittering Careers Professors Of Russian, Chinese, Ancient Philosophy, Economics The Historian Sir Martin Gilbert Authors Such As Alan Bennett, Dennis Potter And Michael Frayn Screenwriter Jack Rosenthal Stage Director Sir Peter Hall And Churchmen Ranging From A Bishop To A Displaced Carmelite FriarGeoffrey Elliot And Harold Shukman, Both Of Whom Emerged From JSSL As Interpreters, Have Drawn On Many Personal Recollections And Interviews With Fellow Students, As Well As Once Highly Classified Documents In The Public Record Office, In Order To Reveal This Fascinating Story For The First Time A Highly Entertaining Read No One Interested In Late Th Century Theatre Or Literature Can Afford To Ignore This Book Spectator Elliott And Shukman Write With Style And Wit They Record Something Than A Byway In The History Of The Cold War, A True Contribution To British History Michael Bourdeaux, Times Higher Education Supplement An Engaging, Quirky Account Of This Strange Offshoot Of The Cold War A Kind Of Virgin Soldiers For Clever Clogs Michael Leapman, Independent


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    As someone with a personal interest in the JSSL a relative was a kursanty in the programme, but declines to speak of his experience in any detail this was an interesting and enlightening book For those with acasual interest, I wouldn t be inclined to recommend it While well researched, it suffers from an excess of detail, some clumsy and hyperbolic metaphors the new hard line Communist Party of Great Britain, which arose like a foot and mouth diseased Phoenix from the ashes of the As someone with a personal interest in the JSSL a relative was a kursanty in the programme, but declines to speak of his experience in any detail this was an interesting and enlightening book For those with acasual interest, I wouldn t be inclined to recommend it While well researched, it suffers from an excess of detail, some clumsy and hyperbolic metaphors the new hard line Communist Party of Great Britain, which arose like a foot and mouth diseased Phoenix from the ashes of the discredited old organisation in 1991 and the occasional offensive comparison It wasn t a bad book, but one that I don t think could catch the general interest in the way the subject has the potential to do