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Stalin's secret war : Soviet counterintelligence against the Nazis, 1941-1945

Stalin's secret war : Soviet counterintelligence against the Nazis, 1941-1945

Author: Robert W Stephan
Publisher: Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, ©2004.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Soviet-German War of 1941-1945 was the most extensive intelligence/counterintelligence war in modern history, involving the capture, torture, deportation, execution, and 'doubling' of tens of thousands of agents -- most of them Soviet citizens. While Russian armies fought furiously to defeat the Wehrmacht, Stalin's security services waged an equally ruthless secret war against Hitler's spies, as well as against  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stephan, Robert W., 1951-
Stalin's secret war.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Stephan
ISBN: 0700612793 9780700612796 0700618244 9780700618248
OCLC Number: 52631341
Description: xiv, 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "The world will holds its breath": Barbarossa, 22 June 1941 --
2. The "invisible front" --
3. "Death to spies": defensive counterintelligence operations --
Arrests of German agents --
The informant system --
Organization and size of the informant networks --
Rear area security --
Sealing the rear --
The war of documents --
Detecting suspicious persons --
The search for fascist agents --
Terror incorporated --
Defeat of the Abwehr --
4. Soviet offensive counterintelligence operations --
Double-agent operations --
Radio games --
Recruiting intelligence officers --
Sabotage, kidnapping, and assassination --
5. German intelligence and counterintelligence operations --
The Abwehr and the German intelligence problem in Russia --
The "Baun agency" (agent operations) --
"Set the east ablaze" (sabotage and sedition) --
Schmalschlaeger's spy catchers (counterintelligence) --
The "Gehlen" organization (Fremde Heere Ost) --
6. Operation monastery and "Case Klatt" --
7. Operations Berezino and Zeppelin --
8. The sword and shield.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Robert W. Stephan.
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Robert Stephan combines US intelligence documents, captured German records and Russian sources, including a top-secret Soviet history of its intelligence and security services, to reveal the  Read more...


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A significant book that clearly shows the importance and vastness of the clandestine intelligence-counterintelligence war on the Eastern Front. . . . Stephan's thorough and imaginative research, and Read more...

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