The British Secret Service was crucial to the success of many operations during the Second World War. The man at the heart of this organisation throughout the conflict was Thomas Kendrick. Kendrick ran many spy networks across Europe, aided in the escape of Austrian Jews and would later establish the ‘M Room’, a listening operation that elicited information of the same significance and scope as Bletchley Park.
Although his actions were key, Kendrick’s work and life remain largely unknown, and his true significance mostly forgotten. Join historian Helen Fry as she pieces together her extensive original research to tell the story of this remarkable individual whose long career sheds light on the development of MI6 itself.
About the speaker
Historian and biographer Helen Fry is the author of MI9 (2020), The London Cage (2017), and The Walls Have Ears (2019), and more than 20 books focusing on intelligence, prisoners of war, and the social history of the Second World War.