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In 1942 Claude Dansey, deputy head of MI6, infiltrated Henri Déricourt, double agent extraordinaire, into the rival British wartime mystery carrier, SOE. the resultant path of destruction and betrayal resulted in the lack of over 400 British and French brokers. Recruited because the guy SOE so desperately wanted, Déricourt penetrated the center of PROSPER, SOE's greatest community in France. while he renewed touch with Karl Boemelburg, head of German counter-espionage in Paris. each move, code and dispatch from the British brokers used to be made identified to Boemelburg; Déricourt gave him every little thing. His treachery eventually ended in the disastrous fall of the PROSPER community, and to the arrest of approximately 1000 women and men, enormous quantities of whom died in focus camps. used to be it patriotism that drove Dansey, or was once the Déricourt plan basically a part of the key struggle among MI6 and SOE, a conflict during which Dansey held all of the guns? all of the King's males is the dramatic account on probably the most ruthless mystery operations of the second one international conflict.

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197 Although Carlyle's ostensible reason for neglecting Goethe was the sheer difficulty of making him fully understood by an English audience,198 fifteen years later G. H. 201 There is no reason to discount the difficulty raised by Carlyle, yet one remembers that it did not deter him from extensive presentations in essay form of Richter, Schiller, and other German authors no better known in England than Goethe. Nor did Carlyle hesitate in On Heroes to present to his London audience the little-understood figures of Odin and Muhammad.

Giving to the rest the true stamp of nobleness"122 (see Plate 6). He found confirmatory evidence of his opinion of Rousseau in the philosopher's face, which was "expressive of him. "123 Dante's "painting," which is how Carlyle alludes to the Divine Comedy, is "physiognomical of the whole man,"124 and in the third lecture he pauses over the supposed Giotto portrait, not only to recall its appearance but also to wonder at its provenance and legitimacy125 (see Plate 5). 126 The "very look of Boswell" signified so much: "In that cocked nose, cocked partly in triumph over his weaker fellow-creatures, partly to snuff-up the smell of coming pleasure, and scent it from afar; in those bag-cheeks, hanging like half-filled wine-skins, still able to contain 121 122 123 124 125 126 Letters 2:94, TC to Alexander Carlyle, April 27, 1822.

This image, which became known as the Somerville portrait, matched Carlyle's own intuitive sense of how Knox looked, and appealed to his theory that external appearance and inner spirit could not be in conflict. " What, he asked, "can be the use of such things, except to persons who have turned their back on real interests, and gone wool-gathering in search 127 "Boswell's Life of Johnson" (1832), Essays 3:69-70. 128 «portraits of Knox" (1875), Essays 5:318. 129 Essays 5:328. 130 Essays 5:319. 131 Essays 5:319.

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