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HITLER'S SPIES: GERMAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IN WORLD WAR II

By David Kahn

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Very Poor quality, ex library copy, well used. Rubbed covers, marks on pages. Study copy. German Military Intelligence in the Second World War. Includes a detailed account of how German intelligence handled three major aspects of the war viz. the invasion of Russia, the landings in North Africa, and the D-Day assaults. There are 50 photographs including those of reconnaissance diagrams and also previously unseen documents. In the text are various maps and sketches. (Published: 1978) (Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton) (ISBN: 0340175532) (Pagination: xiv + 671pp, 51 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.23

ULTRA GOES TO WAR

By Ronald Lewin

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The history of Ultra, from the invention of the original Engima coding machine, the Polish pioneering work, and its development by the British at Bletchley Park, Station X, to break the German signals codes in WWII. Lewin bases his research not only on the signals recently released by the Public Records Office (National Archive), but also on interviews with the men and women of Bletchley Park and the Special Liaison Units. (Published: 1978) (Publisher: Hutchinson) (ISBN: 0091344204 ) (Pagination: 397pp. illustrations.) (Condition: fair in discoloured d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$13.85

CODENAME DORA: THE MEMOIRS OF A RUSSIAN SPY

By Sandor Rado and Translator J. A. Underwood

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) 'Dora' was the codename of the leader of a vitally important link in the Soviet intelligence network operating in Europe during the Second World War. Under cover of running a cartographical agency in Geneva, the author was able to build up a group which, at its best in 1942, had three transmitters providing Russia with information on German troop positions, movements and losses, the state of the armaments industry and strategic plans. This book provides a fascinating first-hand insight into the difficulties and dangers faced by intelligence agents, their dedication, and the day-to-day running of an extremely successful branch of the Soviet Union's 'Red Orchestra'. (Published: 1977) (Publisher: Abelard & Schuman) (ISBN: 0200723391) (Pagination: 298pp) (Condition: fair in discoloured d/w. probably ex-library) UL-XXXXXX

$13.85

THE ULTRA SECRET

By Group Captain F W Winterbotham

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Study copy.Ex library with stamp on back inside board. Endpapers replaced. Illustrated boards rubbed.The story of Ultra in World War II. The author was in charge of the security and dissemination of the information gathered through the breaking of the Enigma codes. In some cases the Allied leaders were reading Hitler's orders before the German Generals in the field received them. (Published: 1974) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (ISBN: 0297768328) (Pagination: xiv + 199pp,) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$6.16

MI5: BRITISH SECURITY SERVICE OPERATIONS 1909-1945

By Nigel West

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) West looks at the early days, details the Abwehr's preparations for war and MI5's role in WWII. He also describes the circumstances in which sixteen enemy agents who were, in the course of the war, detected and shot or hanged. other chapters include the famous "Double Cross System", the deceptions practiced on the German High Command, and organisational charts showing the wartime security service. (Published: 1981) (Publisher: The Bodley Head) (ISBN: 0370303245) (Pagination: 365pp, illustrations) (Condition: Orange boards, faded spine. text tight and unmarked.) UL-XXXXXX

$15.39

PIERCING THE REICH

By Joseph E. Persico

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The operations of the OSS to place secret agents in the Third Reich during World War II. More than 200 agents were infiltrated into Germany and occupied areas after the invasion of France in 1944. It was an ingenious, heroic and sometimes tragic chapter in the history of the intelligence war. (Published: 1979) (Publisher: Michael Joseph) (ISBN: 0718117832 ) (Pagination: xx + 376pp, 35 illustrations, map) (Condition: ex-lirary, fair in plastic sleeved d/w (rippling on plastic)) UL-XXXXXX

$4.62

A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH SECRET SERVICE

By Richard Deacon

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) An ex library copy, but only one stamp on endpaper.Possible new endpapers, marks on page edges and tape on spine, but a useful study copy. The development and organisation of Intelligence and Counter-Espionage Services of the United Kingdom from the reign of Henry VII to Queen Elizabeth II. From the masters such as Throgmorton, Walsingham, Wooton and Chamberlain, Thurloe and Defoe the author goes on to examine Wellington's Intelligence, the origins of MI5, The German menace 1902-14, Cumming, Thomson, Hall, Kell, Reilly, The SOE, the enigma of Canaris, Philby and Blake. (Published: 1969) (Publisher: Frederick Muller) (ISBN: 0584101279) (Pagination: viii + 440pp, 26 ills) (Condition: Ex Library. Illustrated boards. Tape on spine. Good) UL-XXXXXX

$9.23

DECEPTION IN WORLD WAR II

By Charles Cruickshank

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) A fascinating insight into the techniques and methods of strategic and tactical deception practiced by the Allies and the Germans in World War II. Based on the papers from the British Public Records Office and the US National Archives in Washington DC. (Published: 1979) (Publisher: Book Club Associates) (ISBN: No ISBN) (Pagination: 248pp, 28 b/w photos.) (Condition: fair in plastic covered d/w. page edges browning) UL-XXXXXX

$9.23

ACTION THIS DAY
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ACTION THIS DAY

By (Editor) Michael Smith and (Editor) Ralph Erskine

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) In 1941 Britain stood alone against the unstoppable Nazi war machine. British and Polish codebreakers at Bletchley Park had broken the German Enigma cipher, but their staff and resources were small. In October 1941, leading codebreakers, including the outstanding Alan Turing, wrote to Winston Churchill asking for help. He ordered that they be given all they needed, adding the instruction: 'Action This Day'. It was to be a key turning point - their brilliant work is believed to have shortened WWII by up to two years. The authors, leading authorities on the work of Bletchley Park, have assembled a number of key writers to explain its importance in the history of codebreaking and the birth of today's computer age. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Bantam Books) (ISBN: 0593049101) (Pagination: xv + 543pp. Plates, illustrations, bibliography, index.) (Condition: good in d/w - slight water damage to page edges. all text and images complete) UL-XXXXXX

$26.16

OPERATION FORTITUDE

By Joshua Levine

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Operation Fortitude was the ingenious web of deception spun by the Allies to mislead the Nazis as to how and where the D-Day landings were to be mounted.The story of how this web was woven is one of intrigue, personal drama, ground-breaking techniques, internal resistance, and good fortune. It is a tale of double agents, black radio broadcasts, phantom armies, 'Ultra' decrypts, and dummy parachute drops. These diverse tactics were intended to come together to create a single narrative so compelling that it would convince Adolf Hitler of its authenticity. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Collins) (ISBN: 9780007898053) (Pagination: 316pp illustrations.) (Condition: Fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.31

MARCHING ORDERS
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MARCHING ORDERS

By Bruce Lee

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The breaking of the Japanese Purple ciphers. Taken from thousands of declassified Ultra/Magic signals, these are transcripts of signals between Berlin and Tokyo that, with a chronological overlay by the author, demonstrate how the decoding allowed the High Command to understand the strategy and plans of Germany and Japan and influenced the strategic prosecution of the war. Also looks at the duplicity of Laval, the Latin American countries willing to support the Axis and the ceding of Berlin to the Soviets. (Published: 1995) (Publisher: Da Capo) (ISBN: 0306810360) (Pagination: 608pp, maps) (Condition: fair in card cover - stained page edges) UL-XXXXXX

$9.23

SPYCATCHER
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SPYCATCHER

By Peter Wright

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) No d/w. Good in black boards. Text clean and bright.The bizarre world of the British Security Service. Peter Wright's account of how he and his MI5 colleagues bugged and burgled their way through their careers, tried to destabilize Harold Wilson, were driven by bitter passions and prejudices and fought over whether there really was a mole at the heart of the Service. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Viking) (ISBN: 0670820555) (Pagination: 392pp illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$12.31

BATTLE OF WITS: THE COMPLETE STORY OF CODEBREAKING IN WORLD WAR II

By Stephen Budiansky

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Signs of use. In 1939 cryptoanalysis was in its infancy, yet he codebreakers accomplished extraordinary feats of mathematical wizardry turning the tide of many critical battles, from the fight against the Nazi U-boats in the Atlantic, to the climactic showdown against Yamamoto's aircraft carriers at Midway, and the success of the D-Day invasion. Drawing on thousands of files, the author explains how the most impenetrable of Axis codes were broken, including the German ENIGMA and Japanese "Purple" machines, and traces the origins of the top-secret project, codenamed VENONA, that broke the Soviet spy codes. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Penguin Books) (ISBN: 9780140281057) (Pagination: 436pp illustrations) (Condition: Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$6.16

CIA: THE FASCINATING TRUTH ABOUT THE 'HONORABLE' COMPANY

By Brian Freemantle

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) In the mid 1970's following the first public examination of the CIA, the American public was shocked to hear of the extremes to which the agency had gone to fulfil its 'obligations'. An account of the workings of an organisation that writes its own rules. (Published: 1984) (Publisher: Futura Publishers) (ISBN: 0708825265) (Pagination: 208pp) (Condition: very good in card covers, pages browning) UL-XXXXXX

$7.69

UK EYES ALPHA: THE INSIDE STORY OF BRITISH INTELLIGENCE

By Mark Urban

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Based upon interviews with key members of British Intelligence, this book reveals battles over whether Gorbachev could be trusted and mistaken estimates of Russian military strength. Also covered is the story of the operations against the IRA, and the relationship with America. (Published: 1996) (Publisher: Faber & Faber) (ISBN: 0571176895) (Pagination: 326pp) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.31

HOODWINKING HITLER:THE NORMANDY DECEPTION
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HOODWINKING HITLER:THE NORMANDY DECEPTION

By William B. Breuer

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) An action-packed account of how intricate Allied deception plans totally misled Hitler and German Military Intelligence as to the location and date of the Invasion of Normandy. The chicanery included electronic spoofing, the activity of double agents, diplomatic deceit, camouflage, strategic feints, phony military installations, sabotage, propoganda and fake codes. (Published: 1993) (Publisher: Praeger Publishers) (ISBN: 0275944387) (Pagination: xii + 263pp, 32 illustrations, maps) (Condition: fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$46.17

FIGHTING DIRTY
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FIGHTING DIRTY

By Peter Harclerode

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The inside story of covert operations from Ho Chi Minh to Osama Bin Laden. From Allied operations in Eastern Europe after WWII, to the Afghan war and its legacy, "Fighting Dirty" investigates secret armies. The Afghan Mujahidin were funded by the West to resist Soviet occupation - not the first time western governments have resorted to secret armies. French undercover units in the Algerian war tried to assassinate their own President, whilst others achieved great success such as covert operations in Malaya and Oman, and Britain's secret war in Borneo against Indonesia. This is the story of those MI6, SAS and CIA covert operations. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Cassell) (ISBN: 0304353825) (Pagination: 625pp, 62 b/w photos, maps, index) (Condition: Small tear on d/w at back top edge. Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.31

A HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN SECRET SERVICE

By Richard Deacon

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Revised and updated edition. A detailed history of the Russian Secret service from the earliest times up to the early 1970s. From Ivan the Terrible's Oprichniki to the establishment of the Third Section by Nicholas I. Includes information on the formation of the Ochrana in the latter days of Czardom, to the Cheka of Felix Dzerzhinksy, and on to the KGB. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Grafton (Paperbacks)) (ISBN: 0586072071) (Pagination: 416pp illustrations) (Condition: Page edges browning. Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$4.62

SEIZING THE ENIGMA
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SEIZING THE ENIGMA

By David Kahn

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) The battle of wits by the team at Bletchley Park, led by Alan Turing, to break the continually changing German U-boat codes. Includes the capture of the U-110 with an intact Enigma machine and documents, the seizure of the weather ship Lauenburg with its code settings for an entire month and the heroic salvaging by two soldiers of a German weather cipher in the Mediterranean. (Published: 1992) (Publisher: Souvenir Press) (ISBN: 0285630660) (Pagination: 336pp, 5 maps, 39 ills, appendix, notes, bibliography, index) (Condition: Good in rubbed d/w. Foxing on top edge.) UL-XXXXXX

$15.39

SECRET SERVICE: BRITISH AGENTS IN FRANCE 1792-1815
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SECRET SERVICE: BRITISH AGENTS IN FRANCE 1792-1815

By Elizabeth Sparrow

(Subject: Intelligence, Espionage, Reconnaissance & Electronic Warfare) Espionage is taken for granted today as the unavoidable veiled activity of modern statecraft. But how and why did it all begin? This 'secret history' starts in the period immediately following the French Revolution. It was a turbulent time, both on the continent and in Britain as the established order came under the threat of social upheaval. To this point can be traced the story of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and the origins of the British Secret Service. Pitt's administration, advised by Louis XVI's ex-ministers, reacted to the threat of revolution in Britain by instituting surveillance to counteract the threat of sedition. A foreign secret service followed, its purpose to infiltrate the French Revolutionary government's actions. At the same time, British agents in Paris helped potential victims to escape. Espionage activity intensified in the ensuing decades, achieving formal status with Napoleon's military domination of Europe. (Published: 1999) (Publisher: The Boydell Press) (ISBN: 9780851157641) (Pagination: 459pp, 19 b/w illustrations) (Condition: fine in slightly chipped d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$492.46

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