Peter Jackson


Jackson, Peter. France and the Nazi Menace: Intelligence and Policy Making, 1933-1939. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Young, I&NS 16.3, finds that this work is a "fine piece of scholarship" written with "enviable lucidity." The author "surrounds his data with ideas" as he explores the ways in which perceptions "are generated, nourished, and altered." Jackson's "overall appraisal of French intelligence work is complimentary." For Irvine, H-Diplo, and Intelligencer 12.1, Jackson's work is "a first rate piece of historical writing." The author's research "is impeccable. His writing displays an exemplary degree of expositional clarity." And he integrates his findings about French intelligence into a broader context.


Jackson, Peter. "French Intelligence and Hitler's Rise to Power." Historical Journal 41, no. 3 (Sep. 1998): 795-824.


Jackson, Peter. "French Military Intelligence and Czechoslovakia, 1938." Diplomacy and Statecraft 5, no. 1 (1994): 81-106.

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Jackson, Peter. "Intelligence and the End of Appeasement, 1938-1939." In French Foreign and Defence Policy 1918-1940: The Decline and Fall of a Great Power, ed. Robert Boyce, 232-258. London: Routledge, 1998.


Jackson, Peter. "The Politics of Secret Service in War, Cold War and Imperial Retreat." Contemporary British History 14, no. 4 (2003): 423-431.


Jackson, Peter, and Martin S. Alexander, trs. "Note Concerning the Consequences that Follow, from a Military Point of View, from Germany's Renunciation of the Locarno Treaty." Intelligence and National Security 22, no. 4 (Aug. 2007): 537-545.

This note, dated 8 April 1936, represents the Deuxième Bureau's assessment of the impact of Germany's marching into the Rhineland on 7 March 1936.

Peter Jackson, "A Look at French Intelligence Machinery in 1936," Intelligence and National Security 22, no. 4 (Aug. 2007): 546-562, provides an informative view of "the workings of France's intelligence apparatus and the precise role of intelligence in the making of foreign and defence policy during this period." Martin S. Alexander, "The Military Consequences for France of the End of Locarno," Intelligence and National Security 22, no. 4 (Aug. 2007): 563-572, supplies an analysis of the 1936 document and its political, diplomatic, and strategic implications.


Jackson, Peter, and Joseph Maiolo. "Franco-British Intelligence Co-operation in Europe before the Second World War." In Franco-British Defence Co-operation, 1919-1939, eds. M.S. Alexander and B. Philpott. London: Macmillan, 2002.


Jackson, Peter, and Joseph Maiolo. "Strategic Intelligence, Counterintelligence and Alliance Diplomacy in Anglo-French Relations before the Second World War." Militärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift 65, no. 2 (2006): 417-461.


Jackson, Peter, and Len Scott. "Intelligence." In Advances in International History, ed. Patrick Finney, 146-169. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005.


Jackson, Peter, and Jennifer Siegel, eds. Intelligence and Statecraft: The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005.

Peake, Studies 50.2 (2006), says that these "articles provide detailed and well-documented examples of how intelligence has influenced world affairs. The result is a valuable contribution to the history of the intelligence profession." For Jenkins, I&NS 22.6 (Dec. 2007), the whole of this work "is not more than the sum of its parts"; nevertheless, "the parts are quite good.... [A]ll the essays are drawn from the European experience.... Students of intelligence may want to pick and choose among these essays, but all have their strengths and the collection is a valuable one."

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