The French Secret Services

The French Secret Services : From the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War

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This text tells the story of France's spy networks from the Dreyfus Affair to the Rainbow Warrior. Douglas Porch's narrative discusses diplomatic and military intelligence as well as covert operations and industrial espionage. He questions the effectiveness of the French Resistance during World War II, and tells of opium-smuggling in Indo-China and torture in Algeria. It analyzes the role which the French secret services continue to play in France's political life today, and is intended for students from undergraduate level upwards of European/French history, and those with an interest in intelligence and more

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  • Paperback | 637 pages
  • 124 x 198 x 34mm | 458.13g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192880349
  • 9780192880345

Table of contents

Preface. The Birth of the Modern French Secret Services. Success and Scandal, 1900-14. The Failed Miracle. The Trench Deadlock. Tracking the Red Menace. The German Threat. Intelligence and the Fall of France. The BCRA. The War of the Secret Services. The Resistance. The Secret Services in Postwar France. Indo-China. Operation Castor and the Sinews of War. Dien Bien Phu: The Intelligence Dimension. The Algerian War. The War Within Algeria. Intelligence in de Gaulle's Republic. Terrorists, Parallel Networks, and Monsieur Pasqua's Luncheons. L'Affaire Rainbow Warrior. Conclusion. Appendix: Encryption/Decryption. Bibliography. Notes. Indexshow more

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