Weinberg

 

Weinberg, Gerhard. "Aspects of World War II German Intelligence." Journal of Intelligence History 4, no.1 (Summer 2004). [http://www.intelligence-history.org/jih/journal.html]

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Weinberg, Gerhard L. Germany, Hitler, and World War II: Essays in Modern German and World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Rich, WIR 14.3: Weinberg "argues convincingly that the interaction between the European and Pacific theaters of war has been neglected.... Each chapter contains grist for intelligence mills.... Weinberg describes the deception operations for the D-Day landings that have not always been given the attention they deserve while fully crediting the role of intelligence in creating the conditions of success.... In the constant battle to make certain that intelligence studies are incorporated into mainstream history, we have an obligation to take into account authorities such as Weinberg, one of those significant writers whose insights demand a rethinking of World War II issues."

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Weinberg, Gerhard L. A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Campbell, AIJ 15.2, calls A World at Arms "a magnificent work of scholarship.... In the area of intelligence, the author has integrated into his narrative a massive amount of material derived from signals intelligence.... He also addresses the significance of espionage and SIGINT in this conflict (pp. 544-58), and makes references throughout the book to the uses of intelligence, including critical comments on its limitations. (pp. 551-52 and 556)." However, "[i]t is inconceivable that the Cambridge University Press should have decided to burden this great book with such poor maps. Further, the book needs a bibliography and not just a 'Bibliographic Essay'."

To Foot, I&NS 10.3, this account of World War II "is at once readable and comprehensive." Weinberg "includes 15 pages ... on signals and other intelligence, of which ... he fully comprehends the importance. Here as elsewhere he takes care to point out what is as yet unknown, and what ma[]y prove unknowable." Weinberg "appreciates" -- but does not exaggerate -- "the role of intelligence in warfare."

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Weinberg, Sydney. "What to Tell America: The Writers' Quarrel in the Office of War Information." Journal of American History 55, no. 1 (Jun. 1968): 73-89.

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