Secret Intelligence Service

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the government agency in the United Kingdom that is responsible for internal security and counterintelligence overseas

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THERE is only one thing the James Bond films got right: working for the British secret service really is the loneliest job in the world.
As Hitler begins to invade Poland, a British client of Sira's persuades her to help the British Secret Service.
"If the statistics released by the British Secret Service M16 in 2007 are correct, then around 200 million believers are in danger of being persecuted for their faith.
By 1941 every German spy in Britain had been captured by the British secret service and offered the option of double-crossing the Germans, or death.
The same sale included eight oil paintings depicting prize-winning pigeons used as messengers and decoys by the British Secret Service in the Second World War.
Speaking of the claims that the British secret service had held secret talks with insurgent leaders, Mrs Hickey said: "It is quite possible that talks have taken place but there are many different groups in Afghanistan."
By this, it became evident that it meant the British Secret Service.
"Spooks" is a take on the lives of British secret service agents, but has more in common with the fantasy espionage world of U.S.
There was a distinctly satiric sting to Water on the Brain (1933), in which he attacked the British secret service, which had prosecuted him under the Official Secrets Act for his autobiographical Greek Memories (1932).
The lama pays for Kim's education, and Kim finally distinguishes himself as a member of the British Secret Service.
A miscast Ewan McGregor plays a teacher who, on holiday with his girlfriend (Naomie Harris), becomes embroiled in a sinister - not to mention impenetrable - conspiracy involving the Russian mafia, the British Secret Service and a money launderer.
The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East.
The movie revolves around a couple vacationing in Antigua who become entangled in the a fight between a Russian mobster and the British Secret Service.
Well, of course, this set me thinking and brings me to the point of this letter: is it possible that, in the shrouds of time and mystery, that Wales does have its own secret service - albeit answering on a wider scale to the British Secret Service and having, obviously, its terms of reference linked to the aforementioned?
Meanwhile, series of flashbacks show how the young Eva encountered Englishman Lucas Romer in Paris in 1939, when he recruited her to work for the British Secret Service.
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