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The Intelligencers : British Military Intelligence From the Middle Ages to 1929.

Author: Brian Parritt
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2011.
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Intelligence about the enemy is a fundamental part of any war or battle, knowledge of the enemy's strength, dispositions and intentions are essential for success. This book reveals that for 250 years the British Army resolutely failed to prepare for war by refusing to establish a nucleus of soldiers in peace, trained to obtain intelligence in war.rnrnAlthough there were Scoutmasters and secret spy organisations such  Read more...
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Parritt, Brian.
Intelligencers : British Military Intelligence From the Middle Ages to 1929.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Parritt
ISBN: 9781844683642 1844683648
OCLC Number: 797917318
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Forword by Colonel A.H. Southwood MBE; Chapter 1 --
The Scoutmaster General; Chapter 2 --
John Churchill; Chapter 3 --
The Eighteenth Century; Chapter 4 --
The Corps of Guides and the Depot of Military knowledge; Chapter 5 --
The Peninsular War; Chapter 6 --
The Great Peace 1815-1854; Chapter 7 --
Major Thomas Best Jervis; Chapter 8 --
The Crimean War; Chapter 9 --
The Recriminations; Chapter 10 --
The Topographical and Statistical Department; Chapter 11 --
Major Charles Wilson and the formative Years of the Intelligence Department; Chapter 12 --
Intelligence in the field. Chapter 13 --
The Sudan WarsChapter 14 --
Brackenbury and Ardagh and the Developing Years of the Intelligence Division in London; Chapter 15 --
The War in South Africa; Chapter 16 --
The field Intelligence Department; Chapter 17 --
The Intelligence Corps; Chapter 18 --
The Growth of Professionalism; Chapter 19 --
The Planning Years; Chapter 20 --
1914; Chapter 21 --
1915-1916; Chapter 22 --
Intelligence and Security and Intelligence Aquisition; Chapter 23 --
The field Intelligence Department; Chapter 24 --
The field Intelligence Department; Bibliography; Index.

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Intelligence about the enemy is a fundamental part of any war or battle, knowledge of the enemy's strength, dispositions and intentions are essential for success. This book reveals that for 250 years the British Army resolutely failed to prepare for war by refusing to establish a nucleus of soldiers in peace, trained to obtain intelligence in war.rnrnAlthough there were Scoutmasters and secret spy organisations such as Walsingham's in the 15th Century, in no major conflict from the Civil War of 1642, including the Peninsula, the Crimea, Burma, Egypt and South Africa and in the multitude of sma.

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