My Adventures as a Spy

My Adventures as a Spy

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Written during the first years of World War I by a British military hero, this charming volume introduces the essentials of spycraft. Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts and storyteller extraordinaire, developed his spying skills in South Africa and conducted some of his most inspired work in the Balkans, where he worked undercover as a butterfly hunter. In brief, breezy chapters, he explains how to adopt disguises, hide messages, create diversions, escape capture, and perform other thrilling maneuvers.
"A good spy no matter which country he serves is of necessity a brave and valuable fellow," Baden-Powell declares. His attitude toward espionage as a sport, in which the players appreciate and honor each other, brings the emotional exhilaration of a well-played game to these tales of danger and adventure. This book will captivate anyone with an interest in spying and the history of espionage.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 136 x 216 x 7mm | 141g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486482081
  • 9780486482088
  • 495,859

Table of contents

Contents The Different Degrees of SpiesStrategical AgentsTactical AgentsResidential SpiesOfficer AgentsCommercial SpyingGermany's Invasion PlansField SpiesCatching a SpyConveying InformationSecret Signals and WarningsSpies in War TimeThe Pluck of a SpyTraitorous SpiesThe German Spy OrganisationThe Value of Being StupidConcealing a Fort ina Moth's HeadButterfly Hunting in DalmatiaHow Spies Disguise ThemselvesThe Sport of SpyingThe Value of Hide-and-SeekSpying on Mountain TroopsPosing as an ArtistFooling a German SentryA Spy is SuspiciousHoodwinking a Turkish SentryTea and a TurkSore FeetAustrian OfficersAn Interesting TaskEncounter With the PoliceSuccess With the BalloonHow to Enter a FortHow We Got the Secret LightHow the Big River was SwumCaught at LastThe EscapeConclusion
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About Robert Baden-Powell

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell (1857-1941), was a Lieutenant-General in the British army during first decades of the 20th century and the founder of the Boy Scouts.
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