By Sidney Reilly
In September 1925, Sidney Reilly journeyed around the Russian frontier on a project to overthrow the Bolsheviks and restoration the Czar. He vanished with out a hint. The conditions surrounding his loss of life stay a mystery.
This vintage autobiography unearths the interesting adventures and exploits of the fellow extensively credited as being the unique twentieth-century super-spy, concept for Ian Fleming's James Bond.
Sidney Reilly, the so-called Ace of Spies, was once a womanizing British undercover agent who claimed to be Irish yet was once in truth Russian. offered the army go for his bold operations, he met his loss of life in Russia in 1925 after a sting operation by way of the Soviet mystery Service.
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From the outside our nearest assistance would be from General Savinkoff who was hammering away at the outskirts of Russia with one of the counter-revolutionary armies. As soon as the insurrection had proved successful the way for Savinkoff into Russia would be clear and what remained of the Bolsheviks would be between an upper and a nether millstone. All arrangements were made for a provisional government. My great friend and ally Grammatikoff was to become Minister of the Interior, having under his direction all affairs of police and finance.
You – back again in Petrograd,’ and she began to sob quietly with relief. And thus I came back to Petrograd. I had already worked out a plan of campaign. The first thing I did when I had billeted myself was to get into touch with some of the members of my old Petrograd set, whom I thought might be of service. I had to proceed with caution. Some might be fled, others dead, others under suspicion. It was not even impossible that some, despairing of the future, might have joined the Bolsheviks. However, as it happened, my lucky star was in the ascendant.
I saw him again in the Griboiedov Pereulok and suggested that he should proceed to Petrograd. He was agreeable to set off at once. I gave him my address there and told him to ask for Mr Massino, the name which, together with the character of a very respectable Levantine merchant, I bore in Petrograd. On the night of 28 August, Comrade Relinsky, travelling on a pass signed and sealed by Veneslav Orlovsky, President of the Tcheka-Criminel, boarded the train to Petrograd. CHAPTER TWO IN PETROGRAD I was Mr Massino, a Turkish and Oriental merchant.