Helen Fry

Helen Fry

Official website: www.helen-fry.com Historian Helen Fry has written extensively on the Second World War with particular reference to the 10,000 Germans & Austrians who fought for Britain; and also intelligence and espionage. Helen's latest book "MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two" has been widely covered in the national press. Her critically acclaimed book "The Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of WWII" featured in the Top 8 Books of the Year by the Daily Mail (2019). She is the leading expert on the 'secret listeners' at special eavesdropping sites by British intelligence in WWII. She has been at the forefront of widespread coverage and in-depth research of the greatest intelligence deception of the war: the bugging of Hitler’s generals at Trent Park, North London as well as Latimer House and Wilton Park in Buckinghamshire. Helen is recognised as the official biographer of MI6 spymaster, Colonel Thomas Joseph Kendrick. Her new biography of Kendrick will be published in 2021. ​Helen has also written "The London Cage" about Britain's Secret WW2 Interrogation Centre, amongst a portfolio of books that include "Inside Nuremberg Prison"; "Denazification: Britain's Enemy Aliens, Nazi war Criminals & the Reconstruction of post-war Europe"; "Freuds' War" and "Churchill's German Army", "From Dachau to D-Day" and "German Schoolboy, British Commando". She appears frequently in TV documentaries, and broadcasts as well as appearing in live interviews on the BBC and BBC World News. She can be found on Twitter @DrHelenFry, Instagram and Facebook. Helen is an ambassador for The Museum of Military Intelligence; an Honorary member of the Association of Jewish Refugees; a Trustee of The Medmenham Collection, and President of The Friends of the National Archives. MEDIA REVIEWS OF MI9 'The high-octane drama of the escape narratives make for compelling reading … It is remarkable that so many of these stories have hitherto remained untold and no less remarkable to read of the scale and reach of MI9.'—Giles Milton, Sunday Times 'Once started, this is an impossible book to put down,' Brigadier Webb-Carter OBE MC in Aspects of History Magazine 'A worthy tribute to the courage, ingenuity and spirit of men and women who overcame incredible odds and risked torture, deportation and death to win freedom both for themselves and for Europe.' — Nigel Jones, BBC History Magazine MEDIA REVIEWS OF THE WALLS HAVE EARS ‘Hitler's senior generals were tricked into giving away vital Nazi secrets. This is such a good book, such a good story.’ Dan Snow ‘The world has long been familiar with Bletchley Park, where German codes were cracked by a secret army of listeners intercepting enemy wireless transmissions. But now, another clandestine intelligence operation that played an equally important part in the war has come to light.’—Tony Rennell, Daily Mail (War Books of the Year) ‘A remarkable book’ —Nick Rennison, Daily Mail (Book of the Week) ‘This is a great book and a valuable contribution to scholarship on the Second World War’ —Michael Goodman, BBC History Magazine MEDIA REVIEWS OF THE LONDON CAGE ‘An intriguing and disturbing story... Rumours about what really happened in the Cage bubbled to the surface. But they gained little traction... Thanks to Helen Fry's book, we now know why' — World At War ‘Absorbing... Whatever the rights and wrongs, the London Cage played a crucial role in the war effort’ — William Cook, The Spectator ‘Compelling... This book is a most valuable addition to our understanding of British intelligence activities and his highly recommended' — Britain At War
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