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British Intelligence in the Second World War provides the only reliable account yet published of the key role played by British Intelligence in Allied strategy and operations in the Second World War. No such account could have been written without the unrestricted access that was afforded to Professor Hinsley and his colleagues to the full range of British government intelligence records and to political and military archives of the war and the interwar years. This volume, an abridgement of Professor Hinsley's widely acclaimed five-volume history of British Intelligence, covers in fascinating detail the use of intelligence in all aspects of the war in Europe.

Here is the only reliable account yet published of the key role played by British Intelligence in Allied strategy and operations in the Second World War. This volume, a 630-page abridgement of Hinsley's widely acclaimed five-volume history of British Intelligence, covers in fascinating detail the use of intelligence in all aspects of the war in Europe.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521443043
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: Abridged Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 641
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.85 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
List of Maps
Ch. 1 Before the War 3
Ch. 2 From the Outbreak of the War to the Fall of France 13
Ch. 3 The Threat of Invasion, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz 35
Ch. 4 The War on the Shipping Routes to June 1941 50
Ch. 5 The Mediterranean and the Middle East to the Spring of 1941 59
Ch. 6 The Operations in Greece, Crete, North Africa and the Middle East, March-June 1941 72
Ch. 7 Barbarossa 88
Ch. 8 Improvements in Intelligence from the Summer of 1941 115
Ch. 9 The Soviet Fronts to the Battle of Stalingrad 121
Ch. 10 The War at Sea and the Battle of the Atlantic from June 1941 to the end of 1942 126
Ch. 11 The Air War in the West from May 1941 to the end of 1942 161
Ch. 12 The Mediterranean and North Africa from July 1941 to February 1942 180
Ch. 13 The Mediterranean and North Africa from February to July 1942 203
Ch. 14 The Mediterranean and North Africa from July 1942 to the Capture of Tripoli, January 1943 227
Ch. 15 Operation Torch and the Campaign in Tunisia 255
Ch. 16 The End in Africa 272
Ch. 17 The Air War in Western Europe in the First Half of 1943 293
Ch. 18 The War at Sea in the First Half of 1943 298
Ch. 19 The Eastern Front in the First Half of 1943 320
Ch. 20 The Soviet Fronts from the summer of 1943 to the summer of 1944 331
Ch. 21 The Capture of Sicily, the Italian Surrender and the Allied Landings in Italy 339
Ch. 22 Developments in Yugoslavia to the summer of 1944 357
Ch. 23 From Naples to Rome 366
Ch. 24 The War at Sea from mid-1943 to mid-1944 379
Ch. 25 The Allied Air Offensive, mid-1943 to mid-1944 402
Ch. 26 The Last Bomber Offensive against to United Kingdom and the Threat from Germany's New Aerial Weapons 414
Ch. 27 The Initial Overlord Plan and its Revision 435
Ch. 28 Intelligence on German Appreciations and Preparations from February 1944 to D-Day 442
Ch. 29 The Assault 468
Ch. 30 The Battle of Normandy 485
Ch. 31 The Allied Break-Out from Normandy and the German Withdrawal from the South of France 505
Ch. 32 The Soviet Offensives and the German Withdrawal from Greece and in Yugoslavia 515
Ch. 33 The Advance to Florence and the Gothic Line Battles 524
Ch. 34 The Check in the West 534
Ch. 35 The V-Weapons Offensives 567
Ch. 36 The Allied Strategic Bombing Offensive 575
Ch. 37 The Last Year of the War at Sea 596
Ch. 38 The Land Fronts Meet 605
Index 617
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