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WW2 agents 'failed the honey trap test'

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#1 Kai-Petri



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Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:49 PM


WW2 agents 'failed the honey trap test' at country house training centre - Telegraph

Writing in the latest edition of Country Life magazine , Binney said tests of recruits for Sir Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive at the Elizabethan house on Surrey's Hog's Back ridge only proved how fallible most of them were.

"Elizabethan Wanborough Manor on the Hog's Back near Guildford was one of the houses where trainee agents were plied with drink to see if they would talk when light-headed.

"Alas, the glamorous girls employed to extract details of missions were so successful that the tests were abandoned as ever more brave, painstakingly trained young men succumbed."

Other country houses taken over for military means included Inverailort near Fort William, where commandos were sent for training.
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