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    Posted: 10 Oct 2012 at 20:45
I was wondering if anyone was familiar with this work ? Only came across a mention of it whilst looking at 'Chronicle of Friendship-Vera Brittain's Diary of the Thirties 1932- 1939'. According to the Endnotes, this book was surpressed under the Official Secrets Act in 1932.
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Hi Michael,

This book is well known along with the three others written about his escapades in world war one. The book is interesting in itself as far as being a personal account of the time but the writing style personally annoys me no end but obviously many people have enjoyed his works over time. Mind you Shakespeare annoys me as well!

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Thanks Peter, will try and get hold of a copy and see how far I can get with it. Do you know why it was said to contravene the Official Secretars Act? Regards, Michael
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My guess it would relate to details of the subversive tactics of dropping spies off behind the lines that he mentions which might have given ideas to the enemies of the realm. It has been a while since I have read the book but from memory there was some rather unkind words about certain Greeks which the Brits may have not wanted repeated.

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Michael

If you cannot scource a hardcopy of the book it is available for free download in various electronic formats from the Internet archive. Org website just seat the texts for the title.

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Thanks for the posts -guys. Information appreciated.
I see that Compton Mackenzie gets a brief mention in 'Churchill's Wizards- The British Genius for Deception 1914-1945- Nicholas Rankin . Mackenzie was involved in British intelligence work at Lesbos in 1915, according to this author.
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