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Defence Intelligence and the Cold War: Britain's Joint Intelligence Bureau 1945-1964

Huw Dylan


During the Second World War British intelligence provided politicians and soldiers with invaluable knowledge; Britain was determined to maintain this advantage following victory. But the wartime machinery was uneconomical and unwieldy, and unsuitable for peace. Drawing on oral testimony, international archives, and private papers, this book provides the first history of the hitherto little-known organization designed to preserve and advance British capability in military and military-related intelligence for the Cold War: the Joint Intelligence Bureau. Headed by General Eisenhower’s wartime in ... More

Keywords: Cold War, intelligence, Joint Intelligence Bureau, Defence Intelligence Staff

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199657025
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657025.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Huw Dylan, author
Lecturer in Intelligence and International Security, King's College London