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STRONG Major-General Sir Kenneth.; WHITING Charles (1970.)

£50.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., pictorial wrappers. New York, Ballantine Books.

A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'For Sir Kenneth Strong Charles Whiting April 71'. Loosely inserted a one page TLS from Whiting to Strong, dated 15.4.71, from Gutersloh, sending a 2 page carbon of his review of Strong's book 'Men of Intelligence', here included, also asking Strong his opinion of the Nazi General Gehlen.

Major General Sir Kenneth Strong was Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence at Eisenhower's wartime headquarters, and followed him to SHAEF, and was present at the negotiations for the German surrender, where his fluent German was very useful. After the war he stayed in Intelligence, becoming the first Director of the Joint Intelligence Bureau at the Ministry of Defence from 1948 to 1964, after which he was appointed the first Director General of Intelligence.

Spine creased, some wear to the extremities.

Stock Code: 221922