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The French secret services : from the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War

Author: Douglas Porch
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text tells the story of France's spy networks from the Dreyfus Affair to the Rainbow Warrior. Douglas Porch's narrative discusses diplomatic and military intelligence as well as covert operations and industrial espionage. He questions the effectiveness of the French Resistance during World War II, and tells of opium-smuggling in Indo-China and torture in Algeria. It analyzes the role which the French secret  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Porch, Douglas.
French secret services.
New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, ©1995
(OCoLC)743152128
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Porch
ISBN: 0374158533 9780374158538 033357656X 9780333576564
OCLC Number: 31739077
Description: xiv, 623 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Birth of the Modern French Secret Services --
2. Success and Scandal, 1900-14 --
3. The Failed Miracle --
4. The Trench Deadlock --
5. Tracking the Red Menace --
6. The German Threat --
7. Intelligence and the Fall of France --
8. The BCRA --
9. The War of the Secret Services --
10. The Resistance --
11. The Secret Services in Postwar France --
12. Indochina --
13. Operation Castor and the Sinews of War --
14. Dien Bien Phu: The Intelligence Dimension --
15. The Algerian War --
16. The War Within Algeria --
17. Intelligence in de Gaulle's Republic --
18. Terrorists, Parallel Networks, and Monsieur Pasqua's Luncheons --
19. L'affaire Rainbow Warrior --
20. Conclusion --
Appendix: Encryption/Decryption.
Responsibility: Douglas Porch.
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Tells the story of the transition of France's spy networks of the "ancien regime" and Napolean into modern intelligence services. This book explains the sometimes bizarre operations of French  Read more...

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