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Reading the Enemy's Mind - Espionage in World War I

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Reading the Enemy's Mind - Espionage in World War I is a companion historical documentary that accompanies Chapter 9:Demons of Deception in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It appears on Disc 2 of Volume 2. It has a run-time of 24 minutes, 21 seconds.

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Over the course of the 20th century, the secretive government agencies and the spies who ran them would complete the transformation of espionage from an amateur activity to a full-time profession. Nations have come to rely on spies for protection from terrorists, other spies, and attacks by enemies. Secrecy keeps their activities out of sight until a rogue agent is caught using espionage for treasonous or greedy ends, or when their efforts to protect us fail. But as spy-tools grow more and more sophisticated, one thing is certain: espionage is here to stay.


A history of modern intelligence and espionage, which started in World War I. Highlights include the role of "the White Lady" - the name of the Belgian resistance network which gathered intelligence for the British and French on German troops movements in occupied Belgium, the role of British codebreakers in determining the contents of the Zimmerman telegram, and the role of German saboteurs in America to hamper the shipment of arms from neutral America to England and Russia.


Produced and Written by Mark Page.

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