Fighting the Nazis: French Intelligence and Counterintelligence 1935-1945

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This book is filled with dangerous and exciting case stories against the Germans who were occupying France, and against those French citizens who actively helped the enemy.
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Overview

This book is filled with dangerous and exciting case stories against the Germans who were occupying France, and against those French citizens who actively helped the enemy.
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Originally published in France in 1975 as Services Sp ciaux, 1935-1945, this interesting work provides a remarkably detailed account of Paillole's service as the leader of French counterintelligence prior to and during World War II. In the years leading up to the outbreak of war, German military intelligence had significantly insinuated itself into the social fabric of France. Assigned to the French Deuxi me Bureau, which handled both counterintelligence and analysis of enemy intelligence, Paillole created a network of covert travaux ruraux ("rural routes") that gathered information on German espionage efforts both in France and in North Africa. Paillole often found himself struggling on two fronts: against the Germans and caught up in the contest between de Gaulle and Henri Giraud, who both sought leadership of the Free French. Paillole warned his military masters about the impending German attack in May 1940, but his concerns were lost in a mass of contradictory intelligence. The lack of coordination by the various French intelligence agencies resulted in confusion about the German plans, a confusion similar to the disastrous U.S. contemporary intelligence situation prior to September 11. Recommended for collections specializing in works on World War II.-Ed Goedeken, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929631131
  • Publisher: Enigma Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Pages: 525
  • Sales rank: 1,035,642
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Colonel Paul Paillole was a graduate of France's top military academy. He died in October, 2002.

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Table of Contents

Main Abbreviations and Acronyms
Publisher's Introduction
Author's Preface
Pt. I The Collapse: November 1935-June 1940
1 One Against Ten 1
2 Inside the Abwehr 20
3 Organizing the Resistance 39
4 Nazi Infiltration 68
5 Stopping the Spies 80
6 The Abwehr's Fifth Column 98
7 Forecasting a War 111
8 The Fifth Bureau 119
9 The Lost Battle 129
10 The Downfall and Our Revolt 152
Pt. II The Recovery: July 1940-November 1942
11 The TR - Clandestine Counterespionage 163
12 The Armistice Army and the BMAs 174
13 Counterespionage Attacks the Enemy 187
14 Resisting Germany 214
15 Initial Clashes 250
16 North Africa in the Secret War 268
17 The End of the BMAs 279
18 The SSM - Military Security Service 296
19 Treason and Double Cross 304
20 The Eve of Battle 313
Pt. III Deliverance: November 1942-November 1944
21 The Turning Point: November 8, 1942 323
22 Spain 332
23 London 343
24 Algiers 350
25 Military Security and Counterespionage in North Africa 361
26 Sabotage and Propaganda in North Africa 379
27 Disinformation and Military Operations 387
28 Counterespionage and Military Security (SSM) in France 405
29 Merging the Special Services: Traditional and BCRA 427
30 The Landings in France and French Sovereignty 442
31 Liberation and the DGER 452
Charts 463
Index 477
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