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From Information to Intrigue : Studies in Secret Service Based on the Swedish Experience, 1939-1945 - C. G. McKay

From Information to Intrigue

Studies in Secret Service Based on the Swedish Experience, 1939-1945

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1993
ISBN: 9780714634708
Number Of Pages: 320

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A neutral country tends to attract the attention of the secret service of the belligerents, and Sweden during World War II was no exception. This volume offers an account of some key activities of the Allied secret services and their German counterparts in Sweden. It also describes in some detail Swedish wartime legislation and Swedish organizations concerned with internal security and intelligence.
In dealing with British secret services and their non-Soviet allies, the author reviews the Rickman episode, Danish and Norwegian contributions to intelligence-gathering in the field, the Vanek organization, the involvement of anti-Nazi German groups and individuals, Polish-Japanese co-operation in Stockholm and various deception schemes using Swedish channels.
The author also describes the organization of the Abwehr and SD in Sweden and examines the particular missions of Dr Kramer and others. New light is shed on Siegfried Ascher, the spy at the Vatican.

Gamekeeper's perspective: first principles, in defence of the realm; criticisms of the wartime security service
British policy - the broader picture
special operations and economic warfare
resistance in other countries
the listening post - the quest for information
deception
contingency planning and coast watching
intermezzos - Fleck and von Schoeler
Bureau Wagner takes shape
Abwehr
German security service activities
certain other German information activities
covert propaganda
contacts with the enemy - peace feelers
non-German services and their links
Appendices: a cryptological note
the security of diplomatic missions
a mysterious link
a note on Soviet and Comintern activities
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ISBN: 9780714634708
ISBN-10: 0714634700
Series: Studies in Intelligence
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1