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Author Walton, Calder, author.

Title Empire of secrets : British intelligence, the cold war, and the twilight of empire / Calder Walton.

Publication Info. New York, NY: Overlook Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    353.1709 WAL    Available
Description xxxii, 411 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-393) and index.
Contents Victoria's secrets: British Intelligence and Empire before the Second World War -- Strategic deception: British Intelligence, Special Operations and Empire in the Second World War -- 'The Red Light is Definitely Showing': M15, the British Mandate of Palestine and Zionist terrorism -- The Empire strikes back: the British Secret State and Imperial Security in the early Cold War -- Jungle warfare: British Intelligence and the Malayan emergency -- British Intelligence and the setting sun on Britain's African Empire -- British Intelligence, covert action and counter-insurgency in the Middle East -- Conclusion: British Intelligence: the last penumbra of Empire.
Summary Discusses how Great Britain and the intelligence service MI5 played a crucial but virtually unseen role throughout the Cold War, revealing violent counterinsurgencies, urban warfare campaigns, and other sobering acts committed in an effort to destabilize Communist threats.
Subject Great Britain. MI5.
Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781468307153

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