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Kila, Montana, U.S.A. 1993 Soft Cover Ex-lib-Good 7.75 x 10.25. Minor wear, card stock and clear plastic cover protectors, usual library markings, binding tight, 131 pages, ... facsimile reprint of Sir Robert Baden-Powell's story of his work as a spy during World War I, before he founded the boy scouts, bw sketch illustrations. Read more Show Less

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Large Format for easy reading. By the soldier, writer and founder of the world Scouting movement. Recounts Baden-Powell's experiences in espionage during his military career, and talks about 'the sport of spying'. Details some of his adventures scouting out military emplacements in foreign countries, establishing a cover and collecting information. Also details the different types of spies. Baden-Powell shows that spying is a craft that can be learned, but also requires a certain intelligence and ability to swiftly improvise and adapt to situations in the field. The book acts as a great introduction to the field-craft of being a spy. Illustrated with the author's own sketches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963205483
  • Publisher: Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents


Contents
 
The Different Degrees of Spies
Strategical Agents
Tactical Agents
Residential Spies
Officer Agents
Commercial Spying
Germany's Invasion Plans
Field Spies
Catching a Spy
Conveying Information
Secret Signals and Warnings
Spies in War Time
The Pluck of a Spy
Traitorous Spies
The German Spy Organisation
The Value of Being Stupid
Concealing a Fort ina Moth's Head
Butterfly Hunting in Dalmatia
How Spies Disguise Themselves
The Sport of Spying
The Value of Hide-and-Seek
Spying on Mountain Troops
Posing as an Artist
Fooling a German Sentry
A Spy is Suspicious
Hoodwinking a Turkish Sentry
Tea and a Turk
Sore Feet
Austrian Officers
An Interesting Task
Encounter With the Police
Success With the Balloon
How to Enter a Fort
How We Got the Secret Light
How the Big River was Swum
Caught at Last
The Escape
Conclusion 
 
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