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    Default The coolest covert cameras of the Cold War.

    Spy photography can be traced back to the early part of the 20th century—a time when Great Britain could still refer to itself as an empire. While it’s not surprising that governments and armed forces sought to commandeer photography for intelligence operations, it is surprising that it was nearly a century after the first photograph was taken before the technology entered the shady underworld of global espionage.
    Given all the political chaos and revolutionary furor of the twentieth century, it seems unlikely that the women’s suffrage movement was the catalyst for the first applications of spy photography, but such were the times.


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    With how small digital devices have gotten, and how ubiquitous they are, we will never see anything as cool as a cigarette camera again.

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    The Swiss made Tessina was used extensively by Western military intelligence officers, here it is in the front cover of a book of a retired Greek officer:



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    I've used some pretty cool stuff for electronic surveillance. Not as cool as a cigarette camers, but pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laconian View Post
    I've used some pretty cool stuff for electronic surveillance. Not as cool as a cigarette camers, but pretty cool.
    Under and Alone discussed some of the waywickedcool federal ninja toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattfink View Post
    Under and Alone discussed some of the waywickedcool federal ninja toys.
    Yeah, a little too much for my tastes, but Bill Queen is a good dude.

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    I've always wanted one of those Minox Bs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laconian View Post
    Yeah, a little too much for my tastes, but Bill Queen is a good dude.
    A transcript of his book would have had to have been approved by DOJ classification bubbas right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattfink View Post
    A transcript of his book would have had to have been approved by DOJ classification bubbas right?
    I reckon so. We all sign NDAs but I have no idea how something like a book transcript gets cleared.

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