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The Zinoviev letter : the conspiracy that never dies, Gill Bennett

Label
The Zinoviev letter : the conspiracy that never dies
Title
The Zinoviev letter
Title remainder
the conspiracy that never dies
Statement of responsibility
Gill Bennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of one of the most enduring conspiracy theories in British politics, an intrigue that still has resonance nearly a century after it was written: the Zinoviev Letter of 1924. Almost certainly a forgery, no original has ever been traced, and even if genuine it was probably Soviet fake news. Despite this, the Letter still haunts British politics nearly a century after it was written, the subject of major Whitehall investigations in the 1960s and 1990s, and cropping up in the media as recently as during the Referendum campaign and the 2017 general election. The Letter, encouraging the British proletariat to greater revolutionary fervor, was apparently sent by Grigori Zinoviev, head of the Bolshevik propaganda organization, to the British Communist Party in September 1924. Sent to London through British Secret Intelligence Service channels, it arrived during the general election campaign and was leaked to the press. The Letter's publication by the Daily Mail on October 25th 1924 just before the General Election humiliated the first ever British Labour government, headed by Ramsay MacDonald, when its political opponents used it to create a "Red Scare" in the media. Labour blamed the Letter for its defeat, insisting there had been a right-wing establishment conspiracy, and many in the Labour Party have never forgotten it. The Zinoviev Letter has long been a symbol of political dirty tricks and what we would now call "fake news." But it is also a gripping historical detective story of spies and secrets, fraud and forgery, international subversion and the nascent global conflict between communism and capitalism
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennett, Gill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA47.65
LC item number
.B45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
  • Great Britain
Label
The Zinoviev letter : the conspiracy that never dies, Gill Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Philby Effect, 1960 -- 1970
  • 6.
  • New Labour, New Investigation, 1998 -- 1999
  • 7.
  • So Who Wrote the Zinoviev Letter, and Does it Matter?
  • 1.
  • One Version of the Truth
  • 2.
  • In Search of the Red Letter
  • 3.
  • Enquiries and Investigations, 1924 -- 1925
  • 4.
  • Plot Thickens, 1928 -- 1929
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 340 pages
Isbn
9780198767305
Lccn
2018938180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1016048788
  • (OCoLC)on1016048788
Label
The Zinoviev letter : the conspiracy that never dies, Gill Bennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Philby Effect, 1960 -- 1970
  • 6.
  • New Labour, New Investigation, 1998 -- 1999
  • 7.
  • So Who Wrote the Zinoviev Letter, and Does it Matter?
  • 1.
  • One Version of the Truth
  • 2.
  • In Search of the Red Letter
  • 3.
  • Enquiries and Investigations, 1924 -- 1925
  • 4.
  • Plot Thickens, 1928 -- 1929
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 340 pages
Isbn
9780198767305
Lccn
2018938180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1016048788
  • (OCoLC)on1016048788

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