Secret Intelligence in the Twentieth Century

Moreover , the political intelligence agencies were highly dependent on information provided by the Political Police . ... M.G. Richings , Espionage : The Secret Service of the British Crown ( London : Hodgins , 1935 ) ; G. Aston ...

Author: Heike Bungert

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714653950

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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This work investigates the connection between intelligence history, domestic policy, military history and foreign relations in a time of increasing bureaucratization of the modern state. The issues of globalization of foreign relations and the development of modern communication are also discussed.

MI6 and the Machinery of Spying

Philip H. J. Davies is one of a growing number of British academic scholars of intelligence, but the only academic to approach the subject in terms of political science rather than history.

Author: Philip Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135760014

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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Philip H. J. Davies is one of a growing number of British academic scholars of intelligence, but the only academic to approach the subject in terms of political science rather than history. He wrote his PhD at the University of Reading on the topic 'Organisational Development of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1979', and has published extensively on intelligence and defence issues. After completing his PhD he taught for a year and a half on the University of London external degree programme in Singapore before returning to the UK to lecture at the University of Reading for two years. He was formerly Associate Professor of International and Security Studies at the University of Malaya in Malaysia where he not only conducted his research but provided a range of training and consultancy services to the Malaysian intelligence and foreign services. He is now based at Brunel University, UK

Global Secret and Intelligence Services II

Hidden Systems that deliver Unforgettable Customer Service Heinz Duthel. SIS OR MI6. WHAT'S IN A NAME - The origins of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) are to be found in the Foreign Section of the Secret Service Bureau, ...

Author: Heinz Duthel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783738607789

Category: Political Science

Page: 548

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Global Secret and Intelligence Services II Hidden Systems that deliver Unforgettable Customer Service Global Secret and Intelligence Services II Hidden Systems that deliver Unforgettable Customer Service First Edition 2006 Second Edition 2009 Third Edition 2014 Updated: UUTYG/TT5443 Note: Because of some special contents of this publication, some pages are in French, German and Italien The DEA in popular culture * The (The Drug Enjoying Americans), a drug information site. * Gary Oldman played a corrupt DEA Agent in The Professional. * Luis Guzman and Don Cheadle play two DEA agents in the movie Traffic. * Vin Diesel plays a DEA agent in the movie A Man Apart. * Max Payne is a DEA agent in the video game series Max Payne. In the game, Max battles addicts of a fictional designer drug called Valkyr. * David Duchovny played a transvestite DEA agent, Denise/Dennis Bryson on the series, Twin Peaks. * Mary-Louise Parker finds out that her boyfriend is a DEA agent on the Showtime series "Weeds"

Venice s Secret Service

This was not the first time the Venetians had smuggled secret intelligence to the Ottomans. In the winter of 1533, the formal Venetian envoys to the court of Suleiman the Magnificent were ordered to request a top-secret audience with ...

Author: Ioanna Iordanou

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198791317

Category: Intelligence service

Page: 288

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Venice's Secret Service is the untold and arresting story of the world's earliest centrally-organised state intelligence service. Long before the inception of SIS and the CIA, in the period of the Renaissance, the Republic of Venice had masterminded a remarkable centrally-organised state intelligence organisation that played a pivotal role in the defence of the Venetian empire. Housed in the imposing Doge's Palace and under the direction of the Council of Ten, the notorious governmental committee that acted as Venice's spy chiefs, this 'proto-modern' organisation served prominent intelligence functions including operations (intelligence and covert action), analysis, cryptography and steganography, cryptanalysis, and even the development of lethal substances. Official informants and amateur spies were shipped across Europe, Anatolia, and Northern Africa, conducting Venice's stealthy intelligence operations. Revealing a plethora of secrets, their keepers, and their seekers, Venice's Secret Service explores the social and managerial processes that enabled their existence and that furnished the foundation for an extraordinary intelligence organisation created by one of the early modern world's most cosmopolitan states.

Secret Service in the Cold War

Service, pp. 607, 613. 17. Andrew and Gordievsky, KGB, pp. 385. 18. Dorril, Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, pp. 600, 607, 647-8. 19. Corera, The Art of Betrayal, pp. 79-80. 20. Ibid., p. 117. 21.

Author: John B. Sanderson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526740915

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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The Second World War had been won, but relationships between the Western allies and the Soviet Union were becoming increasingly strained, as the nuclear arms race made world peace precarious. It was vital that Britain knew the Soviets’ intentions and military capabilities, both offensive and defensive. As a Military Attaché in Sofia, and Commandant of an Intelligence Centre in the Balkans, it was SIS officer Lieutenant Colonel John Sanderson’s job to find out.Sanderson handled agents who operated secretly behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War and organised hidden arms depots for stay-behind agents in case of a Red Army invasion. Based on Sanderson’s letters and personal accounts of his time with MI4 and MI6, we learn how he was sent to observe sessions of the Paris UNO Security Council in 1948 and to recruit émigrés for infiltration behind the Iron Curtain, into Communist Bulgaria. Fluent in French and Bulgarian, in 1949 Captain Sanderson was posted to Sofia as a Press Attaché with diplomatic immunity, reporting on the Communist show trials. Lieutenant Colonel Sanderson returned there twelve years later as the Military, Naval and Air Attaché. In 1961, having been tasked by London with photographing the latest MIG fighter, he was driven at night to Sofia airport’s perimeter by a CIA colleague. Closely followed by the Bulgarian secret police, he parachute-rolled, unobserved, out of the car with his camera. Arrested at daylight, he escaped to the border and drove across Europe, still pursued by the ruthless Bulgarian Security Services.John Sanderson’s early service life was equally challenging, from helping defend Britain’s coastline in 1940, picking up shot-down pilots around Dover on a motorbike during the Battle of Britain, to fighting the Japanese in the Burmese and Indian jungles, before returning to London to join the Secret Intelligence Services. In parallel with Sanderson’s SIS career, living with Russian émigrés in Paris, posted to SIS headquarters in the Berlin Olympic stadium, and later working together in the Intelligence Division of NATO headquarters Paris during the Cuban Missile Crisis, was his SIS friend RAF Squadron Leader John Aldwinckle, a veteran of SOE wartime operations in Halifax bombers. All Aldwinckle’s agents were betrayed by the traitor George Blake, as were all Sanderson’s by Kim Philby.In John Sanderson’s biography we get the detailed inside story of the Berlin Air Lift, the Suez Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. We see the results of Philby and Blake’s treachery and the effects which the courageous actions of the two ‘Olegs’, the Russian Colonels Penkovsky and Gordievsky, had on the international politics of Khrushchev, Kennedy, Gorbachev, Thatcher and Reagan – and the consequences their decisions had for the course of world history.For over thirty years, John Sanderson worked for the British Secret Services – with his last mission, aged 74, as exciting as his first, being helicoptered into Sarajevo with an SAS team at the height of the Balkan War.

Sharing the Secrets

241 . Phillip B . Davidson , Secrets of the Vietnam War ( Novato , Calif . : Presidio Press , 1990 ) , p . 6 . 242 . Alfred C . Maurer , Marion D . Tunstall , and James M . Keagle , Intelligence : Policy and Process ( Boulder , Colo .

Author: J. F. Holden-Rhodes

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015038595057

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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This important work identifies the problems of counter-drug intelligence and points toward a remedy for the failed anti-drug policies in the United States through the effective use of open source intelligence.

America s Secret Service Ace

20), as the Washington Chief of all Secret Intelligence Agents throughout the world. This was his creed and one he lived by each day of his life. Tall, dynamic, sharp-faced, dark-lined and thin-lipped, solidly built, with a deep, ...

Author: Nick Carr

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434490483

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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Nick Carr provides a comprehensive look at this extraordinary, forty-eight-chapter pulp serial, complete with character guides, plot points, and front-cover reproductions.

A Secret Service

A SEAZAA SAZVICE exZIores Ihe work of IAZIA inIZInaAonAI aZIIZIZ and gIoups whose praZZZes centre oZ IAZ cZeation of secret worIZs o: IZe exposure of hidden faZIZ and ImageZ. Key f:gures of MorZrn art. estZbAshed and emerging corZmrZraZ ...

Author: Richard Grayson


ISBN: UOM:39015066729107

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 117

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Published to accompany an exhibition held at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, 17 September - 11 November 2006, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea, 27 January - 15 April 2007, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 5 May - 29 July 2007.

Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence

Author: Nigel West


ISBN: UOM:39015061008770

Category: History

Page: 666

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The Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence offers insight into the history and operations of British Intelligence through its more than 1,800 entries on a vast and varied cast of characters (spies and their handles, moles and defectors, political leaders, and top brass), techniques and jargon, offices and organizations, agencies, operations (including double-agent and deception campaigns), and events. This historical dictionary, featuring thirty-nine photographs, an extensive chronology, and a comprehensive bibliography, contains the most up-to-date declassified material but is written in an easy-to-read style, perfect for professional and general readers alike.


Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of espionage, the two world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the first half of the twentieth century, MI6: The History of the Secret ...

Author: Keith Jeffery

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780747591832

Category: History

Page: 832

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A groundbreaking book, this unprecedented study is the authoritative account of the best-known intelligence organisation in the world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of espionage, the two world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the first half of the twentieth century, MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949 is a uniquely important examination of the role and significance of intelligence in the modern world.