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MI6 personnel

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 52. Chapters: Graham Greene, Kim Philby, Conrad O'Brien-ffrench, Sidney Reilly, John le Carré, Malcolm Muggeridge, Lionel Crabb, Richard Tomlinson, George Blake, John Cairncross, Hugh Pollard, Alexander Wilson, Frank Bossard, Daphne Park, Baroness Park of Monmouth, Peter Lunn, George Kennedy Young, Claude Dansey, Valentine Vivian, Richard Brooman-White, Cecil Bebb, James Langley, Sigismund Payne Best, John Horace Ragnar Colvin, John Nicholas Rede Elliott, Jeremy Wolfenden, Myles Ponsonby, Meta Ramsay, Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale, Greville Wynne, John Bingham, 7th Baron Clanmorris, Paul Dukes, Nicholas Langman, Francis Storrs, Alastair Crooke, Harold Elletson, Richard Henry Stevens, Desmond Morton, Wilfred Dunderdale, Janet Chisholm, Milicent Bagot. Excerpt: Conrad Fulke Thomond O'Brien-ffrench (November 19, 1893 - October 23, 1986), was a distinguished British Secret Intelligence Officer, Captain in the Tipperary Rangers of the Royal Irish Regiment and 16th The Queen's Lancers in World War I, and Mountie for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was also an accomplished artist, linguist, mountaineer, skier and author. Upper Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati.Born in London, England, Conrad Fulke Thomond O'Brien-ffrench was the second son of Henry Albert De Vreque O'Brien-ffrench (Marquis de Castelthomond) and his wife Winifred Thursby, heiress and daughter of Major James Legh Thursby, of Ormerod House Lancashire. He and his older brother Rollo (Rollo Adrien Vladimir Thursby Marie Altieri O'Brien-ffrench) spent their early childhood in Italy at Villa Torlonia (Frascati) in the Albany Hills, east of Rome, and then at Piazza dell'Indipendenza in Florence, where they received private tutoring in English, French and Italian. Returning to England, Conrad joined Rollo at the Wick, a preparatory school in the Hove district of Brighton. Following Rollo's graduation, Conrad completed his prep school at St. Aubyn's Preparatory School in Rottingdean, after which he attended Bradley Court Agricultural College in the Forest of Dean, where he developed his lifelong interest in horsemanship, fox hunting and other country pursuits, and became a junior member of the Ledbury Hunt. During these years his other siblings, Yvonne (Yvonne Castelthomond O'Brien-ffrench) and Alexis (Alexis Evelyn Henry O'Brien-ffrench), were born. SS Empress of Britain at Liverpool, 1905.At age 16, Conrad's life took an abrupt turn when Rollo died in an accident playing football. Conrad left school at this time to study farming in the Evesham Valley, and while there he met a Justice of the Peace from Buffalo Lake Ranch in Saskatchewan, who told him of life on the wild frontier and of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In April 1910, at age 17, Conrad sailed on

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Titre: MI6 personnel
Sous-titre: Graham Greene, Kim Philby, Conrad O'Brien-ffrench, Sidney Reilly, John le Carré, Malcolm Muggeridge, Lionel Crabb, Richard Tomlinson, George Blake, John Cairncross, Hugh Pollard, Alexander Wilson, Frank Bossard, Daphne Park
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Code EAN: 9781156685112
ISBN: 1156685117
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 52
Poids: 113g
Taille: H246mm x B189mm x T3mm
Année: 2011