Spies and Saboteurs

Anglo-American Collaboration and Rivalry in Human Intelligence Collection and Special Operations, 1940–45

  • Jay Jakub

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Introduction

Spies and Saboteurs is the story of the origins of the Anglo-American 'Special Relationship' in human intelligence collection and special operations, which took place amidst the global conflagration that was the Second World War. It is the story of William 'Wild Bill' Donovan - the father of America's Central Intelligence Agency - and of his relationship with legendary British spymasters like William Stephenson, code named 'Intrepid', Stewart Menzies ('C'), chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, Admiral John Godfrey, the powerful and enigmatic director of Naval Intelligence, and General Colin Gubbins, Britain's master saboteur. Relying almost exclusively upon recently declassified OSS and British intelligence documents and survivor interviews, it examines the transatlantic association in espionage and sabotage, guerrilla warfare and disinformation. It explores the evolution of covert relations from a 'tutorial' arrangement with the U.S. as pupil, to an unequal then full partnership, and ultimately to competition and rivalry in the prosecution of the clandestine war.

Keywords

Anglo-American Britain chronology Europe France warfare

Authors and affiliations

  • Jay Jakub
    • 1
  1. 1.House Permanent Select Committee on IntelligenceUnited States CongressUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230373174
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40502-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37317-4
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