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  • Emma Frances Stringfellow (1843 - c.1929)
    The teenage years are hard enough for any young woman. Just imagine what it must have been like for Emma Green. It was the spring of 1862, and Emma, then 18 years old, was the daughter of James and...
  • Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander
    From his English Wikipedia page: Keith Brian Alexander (born December 2, 1951) is a retired four-star general of the United States Army[1] who served as Director of the National Security Agency (DI...
  • Colonel Sidney F. Mashbir (1891 - 1973)
    Sidney Forrester Mashbir (12 September 1891 – 13 June 1973) was a senior officer in the United States Army who was primarily involved in military intelligence. Born in New York, he served in t...
  • Rear Admiral Ellis M. Zacharias (c.1890 - c.1961)
    Ellis Mark Zacharias, Sr. (January 1, 1890 – June 27, 1961) was a Rear admiral and naval attaché to Japan, who served in World War I and World War II. After World War II, he was appoint...
  • Field Marshal William Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside (1880 - 1959)
    Field Marshal William Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside usually went by his middle name of Edmund. He was educated at Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent, England. He gained the rank of Boer Wa...

For fictional spies, see Spy fiction‎.

Spies or secrect agents are individuals who obtain information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. The act of spying, or espionage, is inherently clandestine, as it is taken for granted that it is unwelcome and, in many cases, illegal and punishable by law. It is a subset of intelligence gathering - which otherwise may be conducted from public sources and using perfectly legal and ethical means.

Notable spies

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