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Through World War II

Altenhöner, Florian. "SS-Intelligence, Covert Operations and the Slovak Declaration of Independence in March 1939." Journal of Intelligence History 8, no. 2 (Winter 2008-2009). [http://www.intelligence-history.org/jih/journal.html]

Elzweig, Thomas F. "The Shorthand of Experience." Studies in Intelligence 3, no. 2 (Spring 1959): 31-45.

This is an early (and footnoteless) telling of the story of Czech General Frantisek Moravec (here, called Gen. Z) and his German spy Paul Thümmel (identified here only as L). See Moravec, Master of Spies (1975).

Fedornak, Michael. Partizan, The Heroic Story of Michael Fedornak; American-Born Rusyn Spy Behind Enemy Lines and the Iron Curtain. Ellsworth, ME: Downeast Graphics and Printing, 1998.

According to Anderson, Intelligencer 10.3, this autobiography covers the author's "adventures as a WWII partisan in Czechoslovakia and his early Cold War work as an agent of US intelligence.... This is a 'nuts and bolts' view into a confusing and messy period.... Fedornak doesn't try to deal with the grand design of the events in which he played a part. Instead,... he shows the reader what he did and how he survived."

Ivanov, Miroslav. Tr., Patrick O'Brian. Target: Heydrich. New York: Macmillan, 1972.

Jaggers, R. C. "The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich." Studies in Intelligence 4, no. 1 (Winter 1960): 1-19.

The assassination of SS Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich was planned and carried out by Czech intelligence in exile. Two young Czech soldiers volunteered for an assignment that assuredly meant they would die even if they were successful. On 29 May 1942, they attacked; Heydrich died of his wounds a few days later. The Nazi retaliation was horrific. The killing did not stop even after the two Czech heroes were finally cornered and killed. The author also presents the debate over whether killing Heydrich was worth the deaths of so many others.

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

Lukes, Igor. "The GPU and GRU in Pre-World War II Czechoslovakia." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 8, no. 1 (Spring 1995): 91-104.

The author presents some 1923 Soviet documents dealing with the organization of the GPU and the GRU. The documents were collected by the Third Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was "active and successful in gathering offensive intelligence abroad" and which was headed by Jan Hajek.

MacDonald, Callum. The Killing of SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich. New York: Free Press, 1989. The Killing of Reinhard Heydrich: The SS "Butcher of Prague." New York: Da Capo, 1998. [pb] The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2007. [pb]

Surveillant 2.6 says that this telling of the story of the British-Czech operation to assassinate Heydrich is "well-handled."

Mastny, Vojtech. The Czechs Under Nazi Rule: The Failure of National Resistance, 1939-42. New York: Columbia University Press, 1971.

Moravec, Frantisek. Master of Spies: The Memoirs of General Frantisek Moravec. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975. London: Bodley Head, 1975.

Moravec, Frantisek. "Operation Uproot." Studies in Intelligence 7, no. 2 (Spring 1963): A1-A11.

The head of Czechoslovak intelligence before, during, and immediately after World War II describes "[h]ow Czechoslovakia, alone among the countries overrun by the Nazis, succeeded in evacuating an intelligence organization to operate in exile."

Piekalkiewicz, Janusz. Secret Agents, Spies and Saboteurs: Famous Undercover Missions of World War II. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1973. New York: Morrow: 1973.

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