Vodka martinis, fast cars, seeing the world and an abundance of beautiful women with audacious names – the day-to-day life of a fictional British intelligence officer, right?
But what about the non-fictitious agents? Their work is shrouded too far in government secrecy, mystery and intrigue for us to really know anything at all. They lead lives of isolation that are devoted to danger and carry out hazardous covert missions that have helped to shape the direction of world history. Though little of the stuff we opened with, unfortunately for them. Join Spies & Spymasters this Saturday June 22 at the National Army Museum as they lift the lid on the daily workings of the British Intelligence Service, and be one of the very few to gain an insight into the world of classified and top secret information.
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea. Book tickets (£15) in advance at nam.ac.uk.