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Welcome to the official site of historian Dr Helen Fry.
Helen has written and edited over 25 books. Her works cover the social history of the Second World War: including British Intelligence and the secret war; spies and espionage; and MI9 escape and evasion.
She is the leading expert on the 'secret listeners' at special eavesdropping sites by British intelligence in WWII. She has been at the forefront of widespread media coverage and in-depth research of the greatest intelligence deception of the war: the bugging of Hitler’s generals at Trent Park in North London, and thousands of prisoners of war at Latimer House and Wilton Park in Buckinghamshire.
Helen is recognised as the official biographer of MI6 spymaster, Colonel Thomas Joseph Kendrick.
She has also written extensively about the 10,000 Germans who fought for Britain in WWII.
Because of her expertise, she has been involved in a number of documentaries – including David Jason’s Secret Service for Channel 5 and Spying on Hitler's Army for Channel 4. She has conducted advisory work for TV and drama; something which she particularly enjoys, and has covered the major D-Day commemorations in live BBC broadcasts in Normandy. She appears regularly in media interviews and podcasts.
Helen is an ambassador for the Museum of Military Intelligence, a trustee of the Medmenham Collection, and President of The Friends of the National Archives. She works in London.