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Frumentarii: The Secret Service of Rome

Frumentarii were a intelligence gathering force in ancient Rome. Their legacy was fascinating to view compared to early espionage practices Unofficially speaking, and as the semi-well-known yet somewhat niche cliché goes, “espionage is the world’s second oldest profession”. From ancient…

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The ARCOS Raid: Britain’s Declaration of War

The ARCOS Raid of 1927 was the final straw that caused the formal termination of diplomatic relations between Britain and the USSR. Background The All-Russian Co-operative Society (ARCOS) was established in June of 1920. ARCOS was the principal organisation for…

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Giorgio Marincola: The Black Partisan

Giorgio Marincola was born on the 23rd of September 1923 in Mahaday, a town north of Mogadishu, Somalia. His father, Giuseppe Mrincola, was an Italian infantry officer in the Somali colonies and his mother, Aschirò Hassan, was a Somali woman born…

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