Intelligence and International Relations, 1900-1945

Author: Christopher M. Andrew,Jeremy Noakes

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859892438

Category: History

Page: 314

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The essays in this volume assess the influence of intelligence on the Second World War and open up a number of other important areas for research. Studies of the growth of the imperial intellignece network cast new light on subjects ranging from Canadian surveillance of Vancouver Sikhs to signals intelligence in the Middle East. Studies of Japanese intelligence indicate the significance of Asian intelligence systems as a factor in modern international relations. A number of contributors emphasize the slowness with which governments and high commands learned to assess and use the intelligence they received. Contributions by Anthony Adamthwaite, Christopher Andrew, Patrick Beesly, Ralph Bennett, Dr John W. M. Chapman, Sir Harry Hinsley, Dr Keith Jeffery, Dr Peter Morris, Ian Nish, Jeremy Noakes, Richard Popplewell, Professor Jürgen Rohwer, Dr Alan Sharp, Jean Stengers, E. E. Thomas and Dr Bernd Wegner

Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-51

An Uneasy Relationship?

Author: Daniel W. B. Lomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719099145

Category: History

Page: 288

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Drawing extensively on recently released documents and private papers, this is the first extensive book-length study to examine the intimate relationship between the Attlee government and Britain's intelligence and security services at the start of the Cold War. Often praised for the formationof the modern-day "welfare state", Attlee's government also played a significant, if little understood, role in combatting communism at home and overseas, often in the face of vocal, sustained, opposition from their own backbenches. This study tells the story of Attlee's Cold War: from Whitehallvetting, to secret operations in Eastern Europe and the fallout of Soviet atomic espionage on both sides of the Atlantic, this detailed account provides a fresh interpretation of the Attlee government and is essential reading for anyone interested in the Labour Party, intelligence, security andBritain's foreign and defence policy at the start of the Cold War.

World War One in Southeast Asia

Colonialism and Anticolonialism in an Era of Global Conflict

Author: Heather Streets-Salter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108155952

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Although not a major player during the course of the First World War, Southeast Asia was in fact altered by the war in multiple and profound ways. Ranging across British Malaya, the Dutch East Indies, and French Indochina, Heather Streets-Salter reveals how the war shaped the region's political, economic, and social development both during 1914–18 and in the war's aftermath. She shows how the region's strategic location between North America and India made it a convenient way-station for expatriate Indian revolutionaries who hoped to smuggle arms and people into India and thus to overthrow British rule, whilst German consuls and agents entered into partnerships with both Indian and Vietnamese revolutionaries to undermine Allied authority and coordinate anti-British and anti-French operations. World War One in Southeast Asia offers an entirely new perspective on anti-colonialism and the Great War, and radically extends our understanding of the conflict as a truly global phenomenon.

Intelligence and Military Operations

Author: Michael Handel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135179344

Category: History

Page: 464

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Traditionally the military community held the intelligence profession in low esteem, spying was seen as dirty work and information was all to often ignored if it conflicted with a commander's own view. Handel examines the ways in which this situation has improved and argues that co-operation between the intelligence adviser and the military decision maker is vital.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

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Seizing the Enigma

The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes, 1939-1943

Author: David Kahn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: History

Page: 336

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Focuses on the personalities involved in British efforts to break the German U-boat codes

Imperial Spies Invade Russia

The British Intelligence Interventions, 1918

Author: A. J. Plotke

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: History

Page: 283

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This first history of British Imperial interventions in widely distant geographic areas in north and south Russia at the end of World War I describes the invention of a new kind of intelligence system. Based on an extensive use of documents, this careful study provides interesting lessons for dealing with Russia today at a similar turning point. In 1918, Britain used intelligence as a substitute for open diplomacy and turned the interventions to economic advantage for Britain and Canada as well. The study analyzes the intelligence operations in terms of planning, tactics, communications and coordination, field activities, networks, trade and transport. Each of the interventions are described in detail. A lengthy bibliography provides important evidence also of the remarkable events that took place.

The Soviet Union

a documentary history

Author: Edward Acton,Tom Stableford

Publisher: Univ of Exeter Pr


Category: History

Page: 468

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Part One: Revolution and Civil War (1917-1921) i. The February revolution and the Provisional Government ii. The Bolshevik seizure of soviet power iii. Bolshevik state, Orthodox church iv. Soviet power and the peasantry v. The other Russia: a "third way" or dictatorship? vi. Terror vii. The crisis of "war communism" Part Two: The Period of the “New Economic Policy” (NEP) (1921-1928) i. The economy, the market and planning ii. The state, the party and the leadership struggle iii. Soviet power and the intelligentsia iv. Church and state Part Three: Soviet Society under Stalin (1928-1940) i. Collectivization and the peasantry ii. Industrialization and the working class iii. Intelligentsia, opposition and terror iv. Church and state Full list of documents, Biographical index, Subject index

The Failure of Political Extremism in Inter-war Britain

Author: Andrew Thorpe

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859893077

Category: History

Page: 92

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The period between the two World Wars saw the emergence of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes in most European countries, and the development of powerful communist and fascist movements in most others. The book examines the reasons why such movements did not flourish in Britain.

Secret Intelligence

A Reader

Author: Richard J. Aldrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415420237

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 2444

This Reader in the field of intelligence studies focuses on policy, blending classic works on concepts and approaches with more recent essays dealing with current issues and the ongoing debate about the future of intelligence. The subject of secret intelligence has never enjoyed a higher profile. The terrorist attacks of 9/11, Madrid and London, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the missing WMD, public debates over prisoner interrogation, and new domestic security regulations have all contributed to make this a ‘hot’ subject over the past decade. Aiming to be more comprehensive than existing books, and to achieve truly international coverage of the field, this book provides key readings and supporting material for students and course convenors. It is divided into four main sections, each of which includes full summaries of each article, further reading suggestions, and student questions: The intelligence cycle Intelligence, counter-terrorism and security Ethics, accountability and control Intelligence and the new warfare Comprising essays by leading scholars in the field, Secret Intelligence will be essential reading both for students and for anyone wishing to understand the current relationship between intelligence and policy-making.

The First Portuguese Colonial Empire

Author: M. D. D. Newitt

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859892575

Category: History

Page: 105

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The four essays in this book examine aspects of Portugal's first overseas empire, the maritime and commercial empire that was founded in the fifteenth century and which, during the sixteenth century extended from Brazil to China. Contributions by Anthony Disney, K. S. Mathew, Malyn Newitt and John Villiers