British counter-intelligence in Iran in WWII

Dr Adrian O’Sullivan, an Intelligence Historian, has spent six years investigating the secret world of wartime Persia (Iran) in the German, British, and American archives, a field hitherto neglected by intelligence historians. Using previously classified sources, he examines the highly effective methods employed by British security intelligence to safeguard the lines of communication, the Lend-Lease supply route from the Gulf to the Caspian, and the vital oilfields, pipelines, and refineries of Khuzestan from Nazi attack and indigenous sabotage. Dr O’Sullivan’s compelling study of operational narratives and key clandestine personalities also analyses Anglo-American and Anglo-Soviet intelligence relations as the three Allies moved inexorably towards post-war realignment and the Cold War.


Please note that this lecture is on a Tuesday, not the normal Wednesday lecture day. As it is in the Army and Navy Club, it is necessary to book attendance by telephone or e-mail with the office by close of play on Monday 14 November.

15 November 2016

Where: Army & Navy Club, 36 Pall Mall, London SW1

Lecture starts at 7pm

Cash Bar available from 6.30pm

Prior booking is required for this lecture by telephone or e-mail with the office by close of play on Monday 14 November.

Dress Code: Men: Jacket and tie. No jeans

Tickets: Free. Open to Members and their guests. But see booking requirements above.

27 SEP


Under the Same Shade: Three Years of Working on the Roof of the World

Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 (Nearest tube stations Euston Square and Euston mainline).

Lecture starts at 1.15pm and finishes by 2.30pm. The sandwich lunch, from 12.30pm, must be booked by 2.30pm the day before.

Tickets: Free

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