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Cloaking the Dagger: British Covert Operations and Swiss Neutrality

NEVILLE WYLIE

in Britain, Switzerland, and the Second World War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206903
eISBN:
9780191717338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206903.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the role played by the secret intelligence community in shaping British policy towards Switzerland. Appreciation of Switzerland's importance as a source of secret intelligence ... More


The Vision and the Mirage

Klemens von Klemperer

in German Resistance against Hitler: The Search for Allies Abroad 1938–1945

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205517
eISBN:
9780191676659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205517.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

While the operations of intelligence departments involve a great deal of both adventure and wit, and although these may be attributed to certain functions, such activity is likely to find itself ... More


Britain, Switzerland, and the Second World War

Neville Wylie

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206903
eISBN:
9780191717338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206903.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

This is the first comprehensive study of British policy towards Switzerland during the Second World War. Switzerland occupied an ambiguous place in British belligerency. While epitomizing the kind of ... More


Lord Hankey's Inquiry into SIS and MI5, 1940

Nige West and Oleg Tsarev

in TRIPLEX: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123470
eISBN:
9780300156416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123470.003.0032
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Lord Hankey's inquiry into SIS and MI5. Hankey discusses the basic areas of secret intelligence. He explains that not only had activity increased sharply within these areas, ... More


Churchill and the Use of Special Intelligence

F. H. Hinsley

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0024
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Winston Churchill was exceptional among British statesmen of his time for his familiarity with intelligence and his consuming interest in it. This familiarity began before the First World War. Having ... More


Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989

Jonathan Haslam and Karina Urbach (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783590
eISBN:
9780804788915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783590.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Like secret intelligence itself, the history of secret intelligence is elusive, for unknowns abound regarding the reliability and completeness of sources, and the motivations behind their release, ... More


Seeking a Scapegoat: Intelligence and Grand Strategy in France, 1919–1940

Stephen A. Schuker

in Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783590
eISBN:
9780804788915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783590.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In Stephen A. Schuker’s view, only when material military power stands in balance can intelligence make a difference; and in 1940, along with much else in Paris, French intelligence failed. France, ... More


Lacking intelligence? British intelligence, ministers and the Soviet Union

Daniel W. B. Lomas

in Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-51: An Uneasy Relationship?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099144
eISBN:
9781526120922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099144.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter Two looks at Ministerial use of, and attitude towards, intelligence after Labour’s 1945 Election victory, drawing on the papers of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC). While it has been ... More


Intelligence and ‘Official History’

Christopher Baxter and Keith Jeffery

in Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646272
eISBN:
9780748684496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646272.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews the place of intelligence in post-Second World War Official Histories (and some analogous productions) and the current ‘state of the art’, as represented by the recent Official ... More


Introduction: The Role of Secret intelligence in the international Relations of Europe in the Twentieth Century

Jonathan Haslam and Karina Urbach

in Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783590
eISBN:
9780804788915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783590.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introduction describes the main thrust of the essays included in the collection and the project of the book taken as a whole. An overview of the development of European states system in the ... More


The West German Secret Services During the Cold War

Holger Afflerbach

in Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783590
eISBN:
9780804788915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783590.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Holger Afflerbach examines the close relationship between the postwar problem of recreating the German state after defeat in war but with the limited resources, in terms of personnel, inherited in ... More


British Intelligence During the Cold War

Richard J. Aldrich

in Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783590
eISBN:
9780804788915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783590.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Richard Aldrich highlights how secret intelligence operates out of neither a social nor an economic vacuum. All too often, purist approaches to the subject modeled on postwar American behavior ignore ... More


French Intelligence About the East, 1945–1968

Georges-Henri Soutou

in Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783590
eISBN:
9780804788915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783590.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In this chapter, Georges-Henri Soutou emphasizes the problems facing postwar France. Scant resources were a major problem, particularly acute given, not only the magnitude of objectives originally ... More


Philby and Secret Intelligence Service Anti-Communism

Edward Harrison

in The Young Kim Philby: Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780859898676
eISBN:
9781781387283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898676.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Kim Philby's role in the British Secret Intelligence Service's (SIS) campaign against communism as well as his contribution to the struggle against Axis espionage. It ... More


From Soviet Agent to British Intelligence Officer

Edward Harrison

in The Young Kim Philby: Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780859898676
eISBN:
9781781387283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898676.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines how Kim Philby turned from a secret agent for the Soviet Union into a British intelligence officer. Before discussing how Philby infiltrated the British Secret Intelligence ... More


Section V of the Secret Intelligence Service

Edward Harrison

in The Young Kim Philby: Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780859898676
eISBN:
9781781387283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898676.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Section V of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) and its task of obtaining counter-espionage information from the Iberian peninsula. It first considers the expansion ... More


Britain’s secret Cold War offensive: ministers, subversion and special operations, 1948–51

Daniel W. B. Lomas

in Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-51: An Uneasy Relationship?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099144
eISBN:
9781526120922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099144.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter Four considers Ministerial attitudes towards special operations and the development of covert warfare against the Eastern Bloc. By looking at the example of Operation Valuable, SIS’s abortive ... More


Prologue

Edward Harrison

in The Young Kim Philby: Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780859898676
eISBN:
9781781387283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898676.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines how Kim Philby became synonymous with treachery and deceit as ‘a spy who betrayed a generation’ and even ‘the greatest unhanged scoundrel in modern British history’. It ... More


‘A professional’s contest’: procedure and bureaucracy in Special Branch (ITV, 1969–74) and The Sandbaggers (ITV, 1978–80)

Joseph Oldham

in Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994150
eISBN:
9781526128379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994150.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter analyses two series which aimed to present a more authentic portrayal of intelligence activity, embracing a new ‘realism’ grounded in documentary detail and procedure. Special Branch ... More


The Reality is Stranger than Fiction: Anglo–American Intelligence Cooperation from World War II Through the Cold War

Frederick P. Hitz

in Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646272
eISBN:
9780748684496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646272.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter first considers the odd relationship between the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) and the American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and its successor, the Central Intelligence ... More


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