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Men of Intelligence.

STRONG Major-General Sir Kenneth (1970.)

£100.00  [First Edition]

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Illlustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth, dust jacket. London, Giniger/Cassell.

A presentation copy, inscribed on the title page 'John Horridge. Xmas 1970. With best wishes from the Author. Kenneth Strong'. 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. John Horridge is probably the son of Lady Strong, formerly Brita Horridge, who married Strong in 1979. 

Stock Code: 221848