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The hidden hand : Britain, America, and Cold War secret intelligence

Author: Richard J Aldrich
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume documents the Cold War years following World War II when Britain, USA, USSR and China started to depend heavily upon 'hidden hand' conflict involving secret services, underground armies, radio warfare and cultural subversion.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Aldrich
ISBN: 0719554233 9780719554230 0715636073 9780715636077
OCLC Number: 46513534
Description: xv, 733 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Historians of Secret Service and their Enemies --
pt. I. From World War to Cold War, 1941-1945. 1. Fighting with the Russians. 2. A Cold War in Whitehall. 3. Secret Service at the War's End: SIS and the CIA --
pt. II. The Cold War Gets Going, 1945-1949. 4. MI5: Defectors, Spy-trials and Subversion. 5. The Counter-Offensive: From CRD to IRD. 6. The Fifth Column of Freedom: Britain Embraces Liberation. 7. Liberation or Provocation? Special Operations in the Eastern Bloc. 8. The Front Line: Intelligence in Germany and Austria. 9. Operation Dick Tracy: Air Intelligence in London and Washington. 10. The Failure of Atomic Intelligence. 11. GCHQ: Signals Intelligence Looks East. 12. Defeat in Palestine --
pt. III. The Cold War Turns Hot, 1950-1956. 13. The Korean War. 14. Cold War Fighting in Asia. 15. The Struggle to Contain Liberation. 16. The CIA's Federalist Operation: ACUE and the European Movement. 17. Atomic Deception and Atomic Intelligence. 18. At the Coal Face: Intelligence-Gathering. 19. Moles and Defectors: The Impact of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean. 20. At Home and Abroad: The Information Research Department. 21. Defeat in the Middle East: Iran and Suez. 22. Victory in Malaya --
pt. IV. The Cold War Widens, 1957-1963. 23. Submarines, Spy-flights and Shoot-downs: Intelligence after Suez. 24. Missiles and Mergers: Strategic Intelligence. 25. Cyprus: The Last Foothold. 26. Working Groups: Special Operations in the Third Wold. 27. The Hidden Hand Exposed: From the Bay of Pigs to Profumo. 'Behind the scenes of history' --
App. Note by John Drew of Chiefs of Staff and SIS, 1949.
Responsibility: Richard J. Aldrich.

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