The Secret History of the Five Eyes


Drawn from five countries – Britain, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – the Five Eyes has been steeped in secrecy since its formation in 1956, its existence only publicly acknowledged as recently as 2010. On the one hand, it is an alliance held together by a common language and cause, whose successes range from the takedown of atomic spies in the 1940s to the exposure of Russian collusion in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. This book is a character-led narrative that weaves together accounts spanning eight decades – from stories of codebreakers in the Second World War, to the latest Russian threats to Western democracy and the trade conflict between the US and China which have reshaped national security.

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