Intelligence and International Relations, 1900-1945

BookIntelligence and International Relations, 1900-1945

Intelligence and International Relations, 1900-1945

Exeter Studies in History


January 1st, 1987





The essays in this volume assess the influence of intelligence on the Second World War and open up a number of other important areas for research. Studies of the growth of the imperial intelligence network cast new light on subjects ranging from Canadian surveillance of Vancouver Sikhs to signals intelligence in the Middle East. Studies of Japanese intelligence indicate the significance of Asian intelligence systems as a factor in modern international relations.A number of contributors emphasize the slowness with which governments and high commands learned to assess and use the intelligence they received.

Jeremy Noakes is Professor of History at Exeter University.

List of Contributors Christopher Andrew (By (author)) Jeremy Noakes (By (author)) Anthony Adamthwaite (Contributions by) Christopher Andrew (Contributions by) Patrick Beesly (Contributions by) Ralph Bennett (Contributions by) Dr John W.M. Chapman (Contributions by) Sir Harry Hinsley (Contributions by) Dr Keith Jeffery (Contributions by) Dr Peter Morris (Contributions by) Ian Nish (Contributions by) Jeremy Noakes (Contributions by) Richard Popplewell (Contributions by) Professor Jürgen Rohwer (Contributions by) Dr Alan Sharp (Contributions by) Jean Stengers (Contributions by) E.E. Thomas (Contributions by) Dr Bernd Wegner (Contributions by)

An excellent collection ... All the papers are the result of scholarly research on intelligence and international relations in recent years and they provide insights not easily found elsewhere.


Author Information

Jeremy Noakes is Professor of History at Exeter University.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Introduction: Intelligence and International Relations, 1900-1945 Christopher Andrew
Secret Intelligence and British Foreign Policy 1900-1939 Christopher Andrew
1914: The Safety of Ciphers and the Outbreak of the First World War Jean Stengers
The Surveillance of Indian 'Seditionists' in North America, 1905-1915 Richard Popplewell
Intelligence and its Interpretation: Mesopotamia 1914-1916 Peter Morris
Lord Curzon and Secret Intelligence Keith Jeffery and Alan Sharp
Japanese Intelligence 1894-1922 Ian Nish
Japanese Intelligence 1919-1945: A Suitable Case for Treatment J. W. M. Chapman
French Military Intelligence and the Coming of War 1935-1939 Anthony Adamthwaite
British Intelligence in the Second World War F. H. Hinsley
The Evolution of the JIC System Up to and During World War II Edward Thomas
Army Ultra in the Mediterranean Theatre: Darkness and Light Ralph Bennett
British Naval Intelligence in Two World Wars Patrick Beesly
The Operational Use of 'ULTRA' in the Battle of the Atlantic Jurgen Rohwer
The Tottering Giant: German Perceptions of Soviet Military and Economic Strength in Preparation for 'Operation Blau' (1942) Bernd Wegner
Notes on Contributors