Imperial Spies Invade Russia: The British Intelligence Interventions, 1918

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 283 pages
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This first history of British Imperial interventions in widely distant geographic areas in north and south Russia at the end of World War I describes the invention of a new kind of intelligence system. This careful study based on an extensive use of documents provides interesting lessons for dealing with Russia today at a similar turning point. Historians, Russian specialists, intelligence professionals, and others will find this a fascinating account of dirty deeds and a helpful analysis of intelligence planning and coordination.

This history shows how intelligence was used as a substitute for open diplomacy and how the interventions were turned to economic advantage for both Britain and Canada. The system of intelligence is analyzed in terms of planning, tactics, communications, trade, transport, field operations and networks and coordination. Each of the interventions in the north and south are described in detail. Notes and a lengthy bibliography also offer important evidence of the remarkable events that took place.

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A.J. PLOTKE is a British Empire historian who is also a student of the evolution of modern intelligence work and its connection to political behavior in the United Kingdom and the Dominions.

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