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‘Spy Waiters’ in 21st Century US and 20th Century Britain: Nightmares of Nationalism

Fitzrovia has always been known for its busy eating places owned and staffed by immigrant waiters and chefs from all over Western Europe. At some points in history, waiters like these have been given an unwanted spotlight, wrongly suspected of being spies. In the 1900s British nationalism and paranoia meant German waiters in Charlotte Street […]