Summary Book Review A Don at War by Sir David, KCMG OBE Hunt:
Download or read book A Don at War written by Sir David, KCMG OBE Hunt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When A Don at War was published in 1966 it was hailed as the first book to be written from the point of view of the Intelligence staff officer in the field with critics remarking on Sir David Hunt's authoritative exposition of British as well as German strategies. Eight years later it was revealed that the British, through the Ultra' system, were able to decode even the most important German radio messages despite the fact they were sent in the supposedly unbreakable Enigma cipher'. Since 1974 the great secret has become common knowledge. As a result Sir David has specially written for this second edition a new foreword whose main purpose is to explain the use made of Ultra during four years campaigning in the Mediterranean.
Download or read book A Don at War written by David Hunt and published by . This book was released on 1966 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sir David Hunt's wartime career as an Intelligence Staff Officer. In 1945, Col. Hunt became head of the Historical Section of the Central Mediterranean Forces in charge of production of the Official History.
Summary Book Review Debs at War by Anne de Courcy:
Download or read book Debs at War written by Anne de Courcy and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An extraordinary account - from firsthand sources - of upper class women and the active part they took in the War Pre-war debutantes were members of the most protected, not to say isolated, stratum of 20th-century society: the young (17-20) unmarried daughters of the British upper classes. For most of them, the war changed all that for ever. It meant independence and the shock of the new, and daily exposure to customs and attitudes that must have seemed completely alien to them. For many, the almost military regime of an upper class childhood meant they were well suited for the no-nonsense approach needed in wartime. This book records the extraordinary diversity of challenges, shocks and responsibilities they faced - as chauffeurs, couriers, ambulance-drivers, nurses, pilots, spies, decoders, factory workers, farmers, land girls, as well as in the Women's Services. How much did class barriers really come down? Did they stick with their own sort? And what about fun and love in wartime - did love cross the class barriers?
Download or read book At War written by David Kieran and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-05 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its interventions around the world, and its global military presence make war, the military, and militarism defining features of contemporary American life. The armed services and the wars they fight shape all aspects of life—from the formation of racial and gendered identities to debates over environmental and immigration policy. Warfare and the military are ubiquitous in popular culture. At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped by discourses of identity, to questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture.
Summary Book Review Renaissance France at War by David Potter:
Download or read book Renaissance France at War written by David Potter and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2008 with total page 405 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No description available.
Summary Book Review Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World War by Michael I. Handel:
Download or read book Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World War written by Michael I. Handel and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Summary Book Review Works of S. Weir Mitchell: In war time by Silas Weir Mitchell:
Download or read book Works of S. Weir Mitchell: In war time written by Silas Weir Mitchell and published by . This book was released on 1910 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of Signals Intelligence by Nigel West:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Signals Intelligence written by Nigel West and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012-08-31 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) encompasses the various disciplines of wireless interception, cryptanalysis, communications intelligence, electronic intelligence, direction-finding, and traffic analysis. It has become the basis upon which all combat operations are undertaken. It is now widely recognized as an absolutely vital dimension to modern warfare and it has proved to be a vital component in the counter-intelligence war fought between the West and Soviet bloc intelligence agencies. The Historical Dictionary of Signals Intelligence covers the history of SIGINT through a chronology, an introductory essay, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key personnel, SIGINT technology, intelligence operations, and agencies, as well as the tradecraft and jargon. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Signals Intelligence.
Download or read book Montgomery written by Nigel Hamilton and published by Potomac Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2007 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spotlighting the British Army's tempestuous World War II general
Summary Book Review Intelligence Services in the Information Age by Michael Herman:
Download or read book Intelligence Services in the Information Age written by Michael Herman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-02-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intelligence was a central element of the Cold War and the need for it was expected to diminish after the USSR's collapse, yet in recent years it has been in greater demand than ever. The atrocities of 11 September and the subsequent "war on terrorism" now call for an even more intensive effort. Important questions arise on how intelligence fits into the world of increased threats, globalization and expanded international action. This volume contains the recent work on this subject by Michael Herman, British intelligence professional for 35 years and Oxford University academic. It compares intelligence with other government information services, and discusses the British intelligence system and the case for its reform. It also addresses the ethical issues raised by intelligence's methods and results: "do they on balance make for a better world or a worse one?". Other chapters explore a wide range of intelligence topics past and present, including the transatlantic relationship, the alliance strategies of Norway and New Zealand, Mrs Thatcher's "de-unionization" of British Sigint, and personal memories of the British Cabinet Office in the 1970s. Michael Herman argues for intelligence professionalism as a contribution to international security and for its encouragement as a world standard. The modern challenge is for intelligence to support international cooperation in ways originally developed to advance national interests, while at the same time developing some restraint and international "rules of the game", in the use of intrusive and covert methods on its traditional targets. The effects of 11 September on this challenge are discussed in a thoughtful afterword.
Summary Book Review The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence by David Syrett:
Download or read book The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence written by David Syrett and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-24 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains the U-boats situations and trends written by the staff of the Admiralty’s Operational Intelligence Centre during the Second World War. Based largely on communications intelligence, the U-boat situations and trends were designed to inform a small number of senior officers and high officials of the latest events and developments in the Allied war against the U-boats. The Battle of the Atlantic and the war against the U-boats was the longest and the most complex naval battle in history. In this huge conflict which sprawled across the oceans of the world the U-boats sank 2,828 Allied merchant ships while the Allies destroyed more than 780 German U-boats. These documents relate on a weekly, and in some cases a daily, basis exactly what the Allies knew concerning the activities of the U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic.
Summary Book Review Swedish Signal Intelligence, 1900-1945 by C. G. McKay:
Download or read book Swedish Signal Intelligence, 1900-1945 written by C. G. McKay and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A history of Swedish interception of radio and telegraph messages during World Wars I and II providing a valuable background to Swedish military operations at this time. This should prove a valuable work for anyone interested in the intelligence systems at work during wartime.
Summary Book Review Stasi by John Christian Schmeidel:
Download or read book Stasi written by John Christian Schmeidel and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-09-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a fascinating new examination of one of the most feared and efficient secret services the world has ever known, the Stasi. The East German Stasi was a jewel among the communist secret services, the most trusted by its Russian mother organization the KGB, and even more efficient. In its attempt at ‘total coverage’ of civil society, the Ministry for State Security came close to realizing the totalitarian ideal of a political police force. Based on research in archival files unlocked just after the fall of the Berlin Wall and available to few German and Western readers, this volume details the Communist Party’s attempt to control all aspects of East German civil society, and sets out what is known of the regime’s support for international terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s. STASI will be of much interest to students of intelligence studies, German politics and international relations.
Summary Book Review Intelligence and Strategy by John Ferris:
Download or read book Intelligence and Strategy written by John Ferris and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-05-07 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Ferris' work in strategic and intelligence history is widely praised for its originality and the breadth of its research. At last his major pioneering articles are now available in this one single volume. In Intelligence and Strategy these essential articles have been fundamentally revised to incorporate new evidence and information withheld by governments when they were first published. This volume reshapes the study of communications intelligence by tracing Britain's development of cipher machines providing the context to Ultra and Enigma, and by explaining how British and German signals intelligence shaped the desert war. The author also explains how intelligence affected British strategy and diplomacy from 1874 to 1940 and world diplomacy during the 1930s and the Second World War. Finally he traces the roots for contemporary intelligence, and analyzes intelligence and the RMA as well as the role of intelligence in the 2003 Gulf War. This volume ultimately brings new light to our understanding of the relations between intelligence, strategy and diplomacy between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 21st century.
Summary Book Review Exploring Intelligence Archives by R. Gerald Hughes:
Download or read book Exploring Intelligence Archives written by R. Gerald Hughes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2008-03-11 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume brings together many of the world’s leading scholars of intelligence with a number of former senior practitioners to facilitate a wide-ranging dialogue on the central challenges confronting students of intelligence. The book presents a series of documents, nearly all of which are published here for the first time, accompanied by both overview and commentary sections. The central objectives of this collection are twofold. First, it seeks to build on existing scholarship on intelligence in deepening our understanding of its impact on a series of key events in the international history of the past century. Further, it aims to explore the different ways in which intelligence can be studied by bringing together both scholarly and practical expertise to examine a range of primary material relevant to the history of intelligence since the early twentieth century. This book will be of great interest to students of intelligence, strategic and security studies, foreign policy and international history.
Summary Book Review Reporting America at War by Michelle Ferrari:
Download or read book Reporting America at War written by Michelle Ferrari and published by Hyperion. This book was released on 2004-10-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now available in paperback -- as seen on PBS, America's greatest and most influential combat journalists tell their own harrowing and revealing stories about the experience of covering war. At the turning points of modern American history, from the beaches of Normandy to the jungles of Southeast Asia, war correspondents have served as our eyes and ears -- sometimes even as our conscience. Courageous and controversial, they have captured war in all its brutality, folly, and drama. In the process, they have both reflected and altered America's sense of itself. In this unique book -- which covers all of our nation's major conflicts from World War II to the presentpersonal tales intermingle with explorations of such critical issues as censorship, propaganda, press ethics, and the press's relationship with the Pentagon, both before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Together, they form a vivid and illuminating account that is essential reading for all who seek to understand the nature of war and how we learn about it.
Summary Book Review A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History by John E. Jessup:
Download or read book A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History written by John E. Jessup and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 507 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Guide to the Study and Use of Military History is designed to foster an appreciation of the value of military history and explain its uses and the resources available for its study. It is not a work to be read and lightly tossed aside, but one the career soldier should read again or use as a reference at those times during his career when necessity or leisure turns him to the contemplation of the military past.