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(in the UK) the governmental agency responsible for dealing with matters of internal security and counter-intelligence overseas. Formed in 1912, the agency was officially named the Secret ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

...6 (in the UK) the governmental agency responsible for dealing with matters of internal security and counter-intelligence overseas. Formed in 1912 , the agency was officially named the Secret Intelligence Service in 1964 , but the name MI6 remains in popular...

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Robert Cecil

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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1,502 words
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...1940 , removed Section D from MI6 and incorporated it into SOE which came under ministry of economic warfare, not foreign office, supervision. The ensuing rivalry between MI6 and SOE for scarce resources, such as transmitters, light aircraft, and coastal craft, was probably unavoidable, but could have been mitigated if both organizations had been answerable to the same cabinet minister. Only in New York, where British Security Co-ordination was set up in August 1940 , was there an effective merger of the activities of MI6, MI5, and SOE. In September 1941 ...

MI5 and MI6

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
202 words

...MI5 and MI6 Both titles are popularly used to describe the British military intelligence services. The Security Service Bureau was established in 1909 to tackle counter-intelligence and threats to security in British territory, and was renamed MI5 in 1916 . MI6 (formally the Secret Intelligence Service, SIS), was established in 1921 , as the successor to the wartime MI11c, dealing with security outside Britain. During World War II, MI6 coordinated Britain's cooperation with resistance movements in Europe. However, its operations subsequently suffered from...

Secret Intelligence Service (SIS; MI6)

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
70 words

...Intelligence Service (SIS; MI6) A government organization that provides the British Government with a global covert capability to promote and defend the national security and economic well‐being of the UK. It operates worldwide to collect secret foreign intelligence in support of the British Government's policies and objectives. It assists the Government to meet the challenges of regional instability, terrorism , the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and illegal...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
5 words

...6 UK international espionage...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Length:
105 words

...6 • admix , affix, commix, fix, Hicks, intermix, MI6, mix, nix, Nyx, pix, Pnyx, prix fixe, pyx, Ricks, six, Styx, transfix, Wicks • Aquarobics • radix • appendix • crucifix • suffix • Alex • calyx • Felix , helix • kylix • Horlicks • prolix • spondulicks • hydromechanics • phoenix • Ebonics , onyx • mechatronics • sardonyx • Paralympics • semi-tropics • subtropics • Hendrix • dominatrix , matrix • administratrix • oryx • tortrix • executrix • Beatrix • cicatrix • Essex , Wessex • kinesics • coccyx • Sussex • informatics , mathematics • ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011

...6 . The British secret service responsible for overseas activities, especiall espionage and intelligence gathering. It is also known as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). In its modern form it dates from 1909 when Captain Mansfield Cumming ( 1859–1923 ) was put in charge of overseas intelligence operations. See also ‘c’ ; Fifth Man ; mi 5...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
67 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
26 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
56 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
61 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
56 words
MI6

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(in the UK) the governmental agency responsible for dealing with matters of internal security and counter-intelligence overseas. Formed in 1912, the agency was officially named the Secret ...
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
3,961 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...come readily to mind (last in each list): Arab ( / ar -әb/ , not / ay -rab/ ) Begin, Menachem ( /mi- nahk -әm bay -gin/ , not / bee -gin/ ) Gandhi ( / gahn -dee/ , not / gan -dee/ ) Hiroshima ( /hi-roh- shee -mә/ , not /hi- roh -shi-mә/ ) Hussein, Saddam ( /sә- dahm hoo- sayn / , not / sad -әm/ ) Iran ( /i- rahn / , not /ɪ- ran / ) Iraq ( /i- rahk / , not /ɪ- rak / ) Italian ( /i- tal -yәn/ , not /ɪ- tal -yәn/ ) Milosevic ( /mi- loh -sә-vich/ , not /mi- loh -sә-vik/ ) Vietnam ( /vee-әt- nahm / , not /vee-әt- nam / ) (4) Within the English-speaking...

Mi-Sex

Mi-Sex  

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Formed in New Zealand in 1977, Mi-Sex originally comprised Steve Gilpin (b. New Zealand, d. 6 January 1992, Australia; vocals), Don Martin (bass), Murray Burns (keyboards), Kevin Stanton (guitar) and ...
Atlantic City

Atlantic City  

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Resort city in se New Jersey, built on a 16km (10mi) sandbar in the Atlantic Ocean and settled as a fishing village in 1790. Famous for its 6km (4mi) boardwalk ...
MI5

MI5  

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British security service which in the Second World War, as in the First, shared with MI6 and the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police the responsibility of evaluating, and advising ...
British Security Co-ordination

British Security Co-ordination  

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Intelligence organization established in New York in August 1940 by the Canadian-born William Stephenson. In its early days it represented MI6 and SOE in the western hemisphere, and, until 1943 ...
Kim Philby

Kim Philby  

(1912–88),member of British Secret Intelligence Service (see MI6) who, from the early 1930s, worked for the Soviet Intelligence Organization NKVD and its successor the KGB. His association with other ...
intelligence services

intelligence services  

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Government organizations dedicated to the collection and evaluation of information, primarily about the intentions of other countries that are seen as adversaries. Such information can be economic, ...

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