John Gordon Coates PhD DSO (1918–2006)

Conscientious objector, interrogator, intelligence officer, commando, saboteur, spy…academic

Authored by: Paddy Hayes

The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138572416
eBook ISBN: 9780203702086
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203702086-15

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Abstract

For someone with intelligence officer, commando, saboteur and spy on his CV to have commenced his military career, a registered ‘conchie’ (conscientious objector), months after his country had gone to war, does not exactly fit the expected profile but there was relatively little about John Coates that did.

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