A Man Called Intrepid: The Secret War Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

William Stephenson
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Chapter Abstracts

Chapters 1-4

* 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.

Chapter 5-8

* Germany prepared...

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