American Intelligence in War-time London: The Story of the OSS

American Intelligence in War-time London: The Story of the OSS

by Nelson MacPherson, N. MacPherson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0714654191

ISBN-13: 9780714654195

Pub. Date: 03/30/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Based on OSS records only recently released to US National Archives, and on evidence from British archival sources, this is a thoroughly researched study of the Office of Strategic Services in London. The OSS was a critical liaison and operational outpost for American intelligence during World War II. Dr MacPherson puts the activities of the OSS into the larger

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Based on OSS records only recently released to US National Archives, and on evidence from British archival sources, this is a thoroughly researched study of the Office of Strategic Services in London. The OSS was a critical liaison and operational outpost for American intelligence during World War II. Dr MacPherson puts the activities of the OSS into the larger context of the Anglo-American relationship and the various aspects of intelligence theory, while examining how a modern American intelligence capability evolved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714654195
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/30/2003
Series:
Studies in Intelligence Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. The British Intelligence Community: Setting the tone for OSS 2. The Genesis of OSS/London and the British dimension 3. Servants of OVERLORD: SO, SI and the invasion of Europe 4. "Reductio ad absurdum" R&A/London's quest for relevance 5. Falling short of the target: EOU, SIRA and the pitfalls of R&A 5. Inspired Improvization: William Casey and the penetration of Germany 6. Following the British Example: X-2 and morale operations 7. Full Circle: Anglo-American intelligence and the transition to Cold War

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