• Chapter 1 relates William Stevenson's early life and his entry into the Royal Canadian Engineers and then Flying Corps during WWI.
• Stevenson was a German POW who escapes and writes a detailed report on German POW camps.
• After WWI, Stevenson studied radio communications, taught college and formed the British Broadcasting Company.
• There was much scientific research taking place in Germany and a revival of its militarism.
• Stevenson begins to think about the lack of an intelligence network.
• The Black Chamber was a group involved in codes and ciphers in the United States, and there wa no organized intelligence service.
• Hitler was in prison (1924) and writing Mein Kampf and beginning to attract a following.
• The Enigma was developed and Stevenson is able to learn about German communications because of his company, ITT.
• Most intelligence at this time came from private citizens such as Stevenson.
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