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Secret soldiers of the revolution : Soviet military intelligence, 1918-1933

Author: Raymond W Leonard
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Series: Contributions in military studies, no. 183.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive history of the Red Army's Intelligence Directorate, known today as the GRU, from its inception during the Russian Civil War up to the rise of Nazi Germany in 1933. It makes extensive  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond W Leonard
ISBN: 0313309906 9780313309908
OCLC Number: 41404655
Description: xviii, 227 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Origins of Red Army Intelligence --
Russian Military Intelligence: The Tsarist Legacy --
The "Registration Department" --
Commanders of the "Invisible Front": Ru Chiefs, 1918-1933 --
Partisan Operations and the Civil War --
The Comintern Connection --
The Razvedupr After the Civil War --
2. Exporting the Revolution: Insurrection and Partisan Warfare, 1923-1927 --
Germany --
Bulgaria --
Estonia --
China --
Adventure in Afghanistan --
Learning from Failure: Armed Insurrection and Partisan Warfare --
3. Espionage, 1921-1927 --
Early Agent Operations --
The Vienna Residency, 1924-1927 --
The Peking Residency --
France, 1921-1927 --
Great Britain, 1921-1927 --
4. Espionage, 1928-1933: Part 1 --
The "War Scare" --
Reform of Operations --
The Spets Otdel --
France --
Great Britain --
5. Espionage, 1928-1933: Part 2 --
The United States --
The "Christie" Tanks --
Stalin's Counterfeiting Scheme --
The Panamanian Affair --
The Far East, 1928-1932 --
Target: Japan --
Shanghai --
Richard Sorge's Chinese Residency --
6. Red Army Intelligence and the Weimar Republic --
Berlin Center --
Penetration of German Industry --
The N-Apparat --
The Clandestine Partnership --
Managing the Collaboration --
7. Analysis and Threat Assessment --
The Context for Analysis --
Early Threat Assessment --
The Future War --
Conclusions about the Future War --
Post-Future War Threat Assessments --
Conclusion: The Accuracy of Ru Threat Assessment.
Series Title: Contributions in military studies, no. 183.
Responsibility: Raymond W. Leonard.

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