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Spies of the Kaiser Plotting the Downfall of England   By: (1864-1927)

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Spies of the Kaiser Plotting the Downfall of England

By William Le Queux: Author of "The Invasion of 1910"

Contents

IF ENGLAND KNEW THE PERIL OF ENGLAND CHAPTER I: HOW THE PLANS OF ROSYTH WERE STOLEN CHAPTER II: THE SECRET OF THE SILENT SUBMARINE CHAPTER III: THE BACK DOOR OF ENGLAND CHAPTER IV: HOW THE GERMANS ARE PREPARING FOR INVASION CHAPTER V: THE SECRET OF THE NEW BRITISH AEROPLANE CHAPTER VI: THE SECRET OF THE NEW ARMOUR PLATES CHAPTER VII: THE SECRET OF THE IMPROVED "DREADNOUGHT" CHAPTER VIII: THE GERMAN PLOT AGAINST ENGLAND CHAPTER IX: THE SECRET OF OUR NEW GUN CHAPTER X: THE SECRET OF THE CLYDE DEFENCES CHAPTER XI: THE PERIL OF LONDON CHAPTER XII: HOW GERMANY FOMENTS STRIFE CHAPTER XIII: OUR WIRELESS SECRETS CHAPTER XIV: PLAYING A DESPERATE GAME

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Spies of the Kaiser Plotting the Downfall of England

By William Le Queux: Author of "The Invasion of 1910"

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IF ENGLAND KNEW

No sane person can deny that England is in grave danger of invasion by Germany at a date not far distant.

This very serious fact I endeavoured to place vividly before the public in my recent forecast, The Invasion of 1910 , the publication of which, in Germany and in England, aroused a storm of indignation against me.

The Government, it will be remembered, endeavoured to suppress its publication, because it contained many serious truths, which it was deemed best should be withheld from the public, and on its publication in defiance of the statements in the House of Commons, and the pressure brought upon me by the Prime Minister I was denounced as a panicmonger.

But have not certain of my warnings already been fulfilled?

I have no desire to create undue alarm. I am an Englishman, and, I hope, a patriot. What I have written in this present volume in the form of fiction is based upon serious facts within my own personal knowledge.

That German spies are actively at work in Great Britain is well known to the authorities. The number of agents of the German Secret Police at this moment working in our midst on behalf of the Intelligence Department in Berlin are believed to be over five thousand. To each agent known as a "fixed post" is allotted the task of discovering some secret, or of noting in a certain district every detail which may be of advantage to the invader when he lands. This "fixed agent" is, in turn, controlled by a travelling agent, who visits him regularly, allots the work, collects his reports, and makes monthly payments, the usual stipend varying from £10 to £30 per month, according to the social position of the spy and the work in which he or she may be engaged... Continue reading book >>




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