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German foreign intelligence from Hitler's war to the Cold War : flawed assumptions and faulty analysis

Author: Robert Hutchinson
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through a thorough evaluation of Nazi-era German intelligence reports, Robert Hutchinson reveals that, far from a haven of objective analysis on the margins of the Nazi dictatorship, German foreign intelligence agents repeatedly affirmed Hitler's misunderstanding of Great Britain, underestimated the Soviet Union, and downplayed the economic and military contribution of the United States to the widening war in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Reinhard Gehlen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hutchinson
ISBN: 9780700627578 070062757X
OCLC Number: 1057243601
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Maryland, 2016) under the title: Knowing the enemy: Nazi foreign intelligence in war, Holocaust and postwar.
Description: x, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the German foreign intelligence services --
Misunderstanding Great Britain, 1939-1942 --
Underestimating the Soviet Union, 1939-1942 --
Counting out the United States, 1939-1941 --
German intelligence and the race war in the east, 1941-1943 --
General Gehlen's intelligence service, 1945-1971 --
History as intelligence: Wehrmacht officers and the US Army Historical Division, 1945-1956 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert Hutchinson.

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