Davies, Barry.

1. The Complete Encyclopedia of the SAS. London: Virgin Publishing, 1998. New ed. 2001. [pb] London: Virgin Books, 2007 [pb]

From publisher: "This encyclopedia aims ... to provide a reference to every aspect of the history of the British Army's elite fighting force, and that of its brothers-in-arms in the Australian, New Zealand and Rhodesian SAS. This easily accessible A-Z offers over 1000 entries, each cross-referenced, covering operations, personnel, specialized weaponry and equipment."


2. SAS: The Illustrated History. London: Virgin Publishing, 1997.

Wahla, http://www.specwarnet.com/reviews/sas_illus_hist.htm, notes that while the book "concentrates on the modern era of the Falklands, the Gulf War and the unit's role in the battle against international terrorism,... [it] also looks back at the campaigns of World War II and covers every major theatre of war in which the SAS has been involved."


Davies, Barry. The Spycraft Manual: The Insider's Guide to Espionage Techniques. Osceola, WI: Zenith Press, 2005.

From advertisement: "The Spycraft Manual is a step-by-step instruction book on the tradecraft and skills that spies use." It covers "from the seven basic drills of agent contact to satellite surveillance."


Davies, Derek.

1. "The KGB in Asia (Part I)." Far Eastern Economic Review 93 (3 Jan. 1975): 20-23, 26-27.

2. "The KGB in Asia (Part II)." Far Eastern Economic Review 94 (31 Dec. 1976): 20-34.

Rocca and Dziak: These two articles "are a systematic expose of Soviet intelligence and security services' operating bases in the Far East."


Davies, Donald W. "The Bombe: A Remarkable Logic Machine." Cryptologia 23, no. 2 (Apr. 1999): 108-138.

Conceived by Alan Turing and augmented by Gordon Welchman, the electromechanical British bombe is described in this article both as to design and operation. Davies concludes that the earlier Polish bombe may have represented a forerunner of the innovative British bombe.


Davies, Edmund F. "Trotsky" [Brigadier]. Illyrian Venture: The Story of the British Military Mission to Enemy-Occupied Albania 1943-44. London: Bodley Head, 1952.


Davies, Hugh. "CIA Spy 'Needed Money for Love.'" Telegraph (London), 20 Nov. 1996. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]

U.S. intelligence officials are working on a theory that Harold Nicholson's obsession for a woman living in Thailand "was so intense that he blindly took foolish risks to keep her happy."


Davies, Hugh. "Judge Orders Release of FBI File on Lennon." Telegraph (London), 21 Feb. 2000. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]

"The long simmering controversy over John Lennon's contributions to the IRA and Vanessa Redgrave's Trotskyite Workers Revolutionary Party is coming to a head. A California judge has ordered the FBI to make public top secret documents relating to MI5 surveillance of the former Beatle. Brian Behan, 73, a former key figure in the WRP, said [on 20 February 2000] that British intelligence was worried that the information would help reveal the 'Deep Throat' it had planted in the party years ago, as well as the methods used to 'bug' people."


Davies, Huw.

1. "The Influence of Intelligence on Wellington's Art of Command." Intelligence and National Security 22, no. 5 (Oct. 2007): 619-643.

"Over the course of his career, Wellington's understanding of intelligence moved from a perception that it was necessary only to justify his pre-existing beliefs, to a central focus of his decision-making process."

2. "Integration of Strategic and Operational Intelligence during the Peninsular War." Intelligence and National Security 21, no. 2 (Apr. 2006): 202-223.

This article speculates about the methods Wellington used to integrate available strategic and operational intelligence during the Peninsular War. The author suggests that analysis of intelligence took place at multiple levels of command, contrary to the view that Wellington did it all himself.

3. "Naval Intelligence Support to the British Army in the Peninsular War." Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research 86, no. 345 (2008): 34-56.

4. "Secret Intelligence in the Peninsular War: The Case Study of El Bodon, 25 September 1811." Archives 31, no. 112 (2005): 45-59.

5. "Wellington's Use of Deception Tactics in the Peninsular War." Journal of Strategic Studies 29, no. 4 ( 2006): 723-750.

From abstract: "Wellington's use of intelligence developed throughout his military career." As the Peninsular War "progressed, he developed sophisticated methods for the integration of strategic intelligence -- largely gathered by civilian agents -- with operational intelligence -- collected by military personnel.... [I]t was his considered use of intelligence, combined with intricate deception operations in the latter stages of the conflict, which deprived the French of reliable intelligence on his own movements, and demonstrated his understanding of the importance of intelligence."


Davies, John L., and Ted Robert Gurr, eds. Preventive Measures: Building Risk Assessment and Crisis Early Warning Systems. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.

Lohof, DIJ 10.2, says that this work provides "an impressive exploration of the current state of affairs in the field of risk assessment and early warning systems.... A host of prominent academic researchers, policy analysts and advisors, and U.S. Intelligence Community, USAID, UN, NGO, and private sector officials and experts author the volume's collection of chapters.... [I]t is altogether a fascinating, enlightening read for students of early warning."


Davies, Kevin. "Field Unit 12 Takes New Technology to War in the Southwest Pacific." Studies in Intelligence 58, no. 3 (Sep. 2014): 11-20.

"During 1943-45 a small unit of soldiers from the Australian Army was trained to provide ELINT/EW support in the field, sometimes very close to enemy lines, in order to collect Japanese radar signatures, radar, and radio sets and to warn Allied units of approaching enemy air and sea units."


Davies, Merton E., and William R. Harris. RAND's Role in the Evolution of Balloon and Satellite Observation Systems and Related U.S. Space Technology. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1988. [Petersen]


Davies, Nicholas. Ten-thirty-three: The Inside Story of Britain's Secret Killing Machine in Northern Ireland. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1999.

From publisher: This "book reveals the conspiracy between British Military Intelligence and the gunman" of the Ulster Defense Association. The "partnership was sanctioned at the highest level of the British government and full details of planned operations ... were passed directly" to the JIC. "Ten-Thirty-Three was the codename given to the agent who was fed with all the details necessary for Loyalist gunmen to carry out their murderous activities." But Ten-Thirty-Three' "became increasingly unpredictable. It wasn't long before he was completely out of control, and his Military Intelligence bosses had the makings of a major catastrophe on their hands."


Davies, Pete. "Estimating Soviet Power: The Creation of Britain's Defence Intelligence Staff 1960-65." Intelligence and National Security 26, no. 6 (Dec. 2011): 818-841.

"[A]n integrated defence intelligence structure ... could not have been achieved in advance of the unified MoD with overarching strategic and financial authority over the three single-Service Departments (and which itself required the intervention of the prime minister)."


Davies, Philip H.J.

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