review ë Secret Classrooms A Memoir of the Cold War Geoffrey Elliott Ê 3 review download Secret Classrooms A Memoir of the Cold War 'Here is a vivacious account of how in the 1950s under Eden and Lloyd at the Foreign Office some 5000 young men doing national service were uietly siphoned off from their units secluded in Cornwall and Fifeshire or boldly next door to the Guards depot at Coulsdon in Surrey and put through crash courses in Russian till they could speak it fluently ' M R D Foot SpectatorLambasted by the Soviets as a 'spy school' the Joint Services School for Linguists JSSL was a major Cold War initiative which pushed 5000 young National Servicemen through intensive training as Russian translators and interpreters primarily t.
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- Secret Classrooms A Memoir of the Cold War
- Geoffrey Elliott
- 26 October 2020