Special Branch: A History 1883-2006 :: Ray Wilson & Ian Adams

Special Branch: A History 1883-2006 :: Ray Wilson & Ian Adams soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Biteback Publishing, 2015, Hardback in dust wrapper.

From the cover: Initially tasked with combatting the threat of Irish republican terrorists in the reign of M Queen Victoria, the Metropolitan Police Special Branch went on to play a major role in the defence of the realm for over 120 years.

Over time, the Branch, as it came to be known, assumed a much wider role, and was held responsible for monitoring the activities of anarchists, Bolsheviks and even the suffragettes. Later, it became the executive arm of MI5 in dealing wit…

Near Fine in Near Fine Dustwrapper.

Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xix) 411 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my History catalogue?


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