Harold C. Deutsch


Deutsch, Harold C.

1. "Clients of Ultra: American Captains." Parameters 15 (Summer 1985): 55-62.

The author discusses the attitudes of major U.S. commanders toward the Ultra intelligence. Patton may have made the best use of the material.

2. "Commanding Generals and the Uses of Intelligence." Intelligence and National Security 3, no. 3 (Jul. 1988): 194-260.

Deutsch surveys the use made of intelligence during World War II by nine commanders, eight Allied and one German. This is one of those articles that should be on the "must read" list of anyone interested in the use of intelligence.

3. "The Historical Impact of Revealing the Ultra Secret." Parameters 7, no. 3 (1977): 16-32.

"Whatever the verdict on the hotly debated question of whether the ULTRA revelations require a 'complete' rewriting of World War II history, there can be no argument that they will demand the reexamination of a vast complex of historical problems."

4. "The Influence of Ultra on World War II." Parameters 8, no. 3 (Dec. 1978): 2-15.

This and the immediately preceding article should be read together, as they deal with two aspects of the same problem: assessing the impact of Ultra (and intelligence generally) on World War II. Deutsch makes clear his belief that the intelligence factor must be an important factor in discussing the history of the war. He wrote at that time that the then-new Ultra revelations would be more likely to impact the "why" questions of the war than the "what" questions. Thirty years later that still looks like a good analysis.

Deutsch, Harold C. The Conspiracy Against Hitler in the Twilight War. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press; 1968.

From publisher: "This is the first detailed account in English of the German anti-Nazi plot of September 1939 - May 1940, a conspiracy which involved the services of Pope Pius XII as in intermediary. Much new information is presented, and the book puts the whole story of the German resistance movement in a clearer light than has been possible before. Much of the account is based on the testimony of over fifty witnesses whom Professor Deutsch interviewed or interrogated, comprising virtually all the participants or observers who survived the period. He also had access to previously unavailable French and Belgian documents as well as to diaries and other private material."


Deutsch, Harold C. "Sidelights on the Redl Case: Russian Intelligence on the Eve of the Great War." Intelligence and National Security 4, no. 4 (Oct. 1989): 827-828.

This presents a few stray "facts" concerning the Russian spy in Austria-Hungary in 1913. The information comes from the author's interviews with "leading First World War figures in 1938."


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