British Military & Criminal History
1900 to 1999.
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This section deals with spying activities in the UK during the Second World War 1939-45.
Click here to read about espionage activities in the UK during the First World War 1914-18.
The section has been divided into the two areas: Treachery and Treason. The relevant section explains the acts of UK law used to try the accused and also explains the key difference between offences under the Treason Act and the Treachery Act 1940. Essentially, the difference is the question of owing allegiance. Read the relevant section for a more detailed explanation, along with details of those people tried under these acts.