By Sidney Reilly
In September 1925, Sidney Reilly journeyed around the Russian frontier on a venture to overthrow the Bolsheviks and restoration the Czar. He vanished with out a hint. The situations surrounding his loss of life stay a mystery.
This vintage autobiography unearths the interesting adventures and exploits of the fellow generally credited as being the unique twentieth-century super-spy, proposal for Ian Fleming's James Bond.
Sidney Reilly, the so-called Ace of Spies, was once a womanizing British undercover agent who claimed to be Irish yet was once in truth Russian. provided the army pass for his bold operations, he met his dying in Russia in 1925 after a sting operation via the Soviet mystery Service.
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Already he is becoming a myth and a legend. All sorts of amazing and fantastic adventures in Germany and Russia have been attributed to him. Everything which passed behind the scenes of the whirl of European war politics has been ascribed by somebody or other to the mysterious Sidney Reilly. Everybody who knows anything of secret service operations has heard of him as of a mysterious and potent figure, a man of infinite courage and resource in an amazing variety of disguises. He had become a legend in his own lifetime.
Russia, Grammatikoff said, was in the hands of the criminal classes and of lunatics released from the asylums. Nobody did any work. There was a growing want of all the necessaries of life. People were starving. The vast majority were prepared to rise in revolt, but there was nobody to lead them. The terror of the Tcheka was heavy on every man. All the higher officials of the Tcheka are members of the Communist Party, and the names of some of them are known. But who are its servants what man shall say?
A man of the greatest courage and resource, he had moreover the advantage of a perfect mastery of the German language, and in a very short space of time he had become one of those who undertook the difficult and hazardous task of entering Germany (usually by aeroplane via the front line) in quest of military information. His services in this direction were of the utmost value and his exploits in Germany have become legendary, so much so indeed that it is practically impossible to sift the true from the false in what has been told of his adventures there.
Adventures of a British Master Spy: The Memoirs of Sydney Reilly by Sidney Reilly