My Adventures As a Spy

My Adventures As a Spy

by Robert Baden Powell

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• This classic tale of spies and spymasters is lavishly illustrated with period images to enhance the readers experience. Read, look, enjoy!

You think he was the ultimate Boy Scout, but before Robert Baden-Powell founded the Scouting Movement he was a spy. Not only did he spy for the British government, he wrote a book about those adventures -- explaining all. From the passing secret messages to using disguises, from hoodwinking the enemy to knowing whom to trust (no one). Baden-Powell tells all, and it reads like … well, like a spy novel. But it’s all true.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149462193
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO (1857 –1941) was a lieutenant-general in the British Army and later the founder of the Boy Scout Movement. Known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, he was the first Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts Association.
Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. He developed his scouting skills amidst the Zulus. During the Second Boer War, he defended the South African town of Mafeking.
Working as intelligence officer for the Director of Military Intelligence, he frequently travelled disguised as a butterfly collector. He hid plans of military installations in his drawings of butterfly wings.
After retiring from the Army, Baden-Powell rewrote his military training manual for a younger audience and the Scouting Movement was born. B-P’s wife, Olave St Clair Soames, and his sister, Agnes Baden-Powell were instrumental in founding the Girl Guides.
Baden-Powell lived his last years in Kenya where he is buried.

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