14569
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The Spying Game from the Cambridge Five to the Cold War: A Queen Mary 2 Voyage
Discover a world of espionage, cryptology, undercover agents and Cold War intrigue as you gain expert insight into British spy history with author and intelligence expert Nigel West.
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Program No. 14569RJ
Length
13 days
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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in the shadowy underworld of international espionage with renowned author and intelligence expert Nigel West. Learn the truth behind the acronyms of the CIA, SOE, NKVD and KGB, as well as the role of “sleeper agents,” the secret VENONA project and the race for atomic power. Aboard the elite Queen Mary 2, gain intimate vantages into the post-World War II geopolitical, ideological and economic struggles that shaped the world today.
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Active
Walking up to two miles per day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Gain expert insight into Yalta, the Manhattan Project and the greatest secret of the Cold War: VENONA.
  • Visit Bletchley Park, home to the Enigma machine and historic headquarters of secret British code-breaking in World War II.
  • At colleges associated with the Cambridge Five, learn how a group of undergraduates became a famous Soviet spy ring.
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Nigel West
Nigel West is a military historian specializing in intelligence and security issues. In 1989, he was voted The Experts' Expert by a panel of spy writers. He is the European Editor of the Washington D.C.-based International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and a lecturer at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies in Alexandria, Va. In 2003, he was awarded the U.S. Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ first Lifetime Literature Achievement Award.
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