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Our Man in Yugoslavia : The Story of a Secret Service Operative - Sebastian Ritchie

Our Man in Yugoslavia

The Story of a Secret Service Operative

Hardcover Published: 2nd September 2004
ISBN: 9780714655598
Number Of Pages: 191

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As a fully documented study of a Second World War Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) operative, Our Man in Yugoslavia is absolutely unique.

Its subject is Owen Reed, an army officer recruited into SIS in the summer of 1943 and then parachuted in to German-occupied Croatia to work with Tito's Partisans and other Allied secret organisations. After reporting back to London in July 1944, Reed returned to Yugoslavia to find relations with the Partisans deteriorating. His erstwhile comrades began working against him and the intelligence he passed to the SIS came increasingly to focus on the communist takeover. Reed found himself at the centre of the first great confrontation of the Cold War.

Blending biography and operational history, Our Man in Yugoslavia is a remarkable case study, illustrating how SIS operatives were recruited and trained, and describing their work in detail.

The life and death of the 24th Armoured Brigadep. 6
Base Wallahp. 25
The Secret Intelligence Service and Yugoslavia 1939-43p. 41
The department that deals with liaison between different services'p. 62
Judge or fungus?p. 73
Through judge missionp. 104
The Istrian debaclep. 126
Sloveniap. 138
The last battlep. 153
Conclusion : from judge to outlawp. 170
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ISBN: 9780714655598
ISBN-10: 0714655597
Series: Cass Series Studies in Intelligence
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 2nd September 2004
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.15  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1