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Chapman, John W. M.

1. "Britain, Japan and the 'Higher Realms of Intelligence,' 1900-1918." In The History of Anglo-Japanese Relations, 1600-2000. Vol. 3 : The Military Dimension, eds. Ian T.M. Gow, Yoichi Hirama, and John W. M. Chapman, 71-88. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

2. "British Use of 'Dirty Tricks' in External Policy Prior to 1914." War in History 9, no. 1 (2002): 60-81.

3. "Russia, Germany and Anglo-Japanese Intelligence Collaboration, 1898-1906." In Russia: War, Diplomacy and Peace: Essays in Honour of John Erickson, eds. Ljubica Erickson and Mark Erickson, 41-55, 308-311. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2004.

Cobban, Alfred.

1. Ambassadors and Secret Agents: The Diplomacy of the First Earl of Malmesbury at the Hague. London: Jonathan Cape, 1954.

To Pforzheimer, this book is an "excellent ... account of British and French intrigue during a revolution in Holland in the 1780's." Constantinides refers to Ambassadors and Secret Agents as a "most impressive work on secret service.... [Cobban] gives a fascinating picture of the secret intelligence, propaganda, and political war waged in the Dutch Republic."

2. "British Secret Service in France, 1784-92." English Historical Review 69 (1954): 226-261.

Cole, J.A. Prince of Spies: Henri Le Caron. London: Faber & Faber, 1984.

Chambers: "A mixture of farce and good legwork. Entertaining." See Henri Le Caron [pseud., Thomas Miller Beach], Twenty-Five Years in the Secret Service: The Recollections of a Spy (London: Heinemann, 1892; 10th ed. London: EP Publishing, 1974). See also, Peter Edwards, Delusion: The True Story of Victorian Superspy Henri Le Caron (Toronto: Key Porter, 2008).

Canadian Security Intelligence Service. "History" [http://www.csis-scrs.gc.ca/hstrrtfcts/index-eng.asp]: "Henri Le Caron, born Thomas Miller Beach, was a Civil War veteran recruited by the British in 1867 to spy on the Fenian movement in the United States. Le Caron was arguably one of the most successful covert agents to work for the Canadian government."

Collyer, Michael. "Secret Agents: Anarchists, Islamists and Responses to Politically Active Refugees in London." Ethnic and Racial Studies 28, no. 2 (2005): 278-303.

The Royal Historical Society Database places the timeframe for this article as 1880-1910.

Cook, Andrew. M: MI5's First Spymaster. Stroud, UK, and Charleston, SC: Tempus, 2005.

DKR, AFIO WIN 13-05 (28 Mar. 2005), says that the author "has written a well-researched and colorful account of William Melville." In 1909, when MI5 was formally established, Melville became its first head. Melville died in 1917.

Cooper, H. H. "English Missions." Studies in Intelligence 5, no. 2 (Spring 1961): A43-A50.

Deals with the 18 years of clandestine work in England by John Gerard, S.J., beginning with a covert landing on the beach in 1588.

Cormack, Andrew, ed.

1. "No. 1 Balloon Section, Royal Engineers, in the Boer War." Part 1. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research 68 (1990): 253-261.

2. "No. 1 Balloon Section, Royal Engineers, in the Boer War." Part 2. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research 69 (1991): 33-44.

Cooper, John. The Queen's Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I. Cambridge, UK: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers, 2013.

Peake, Studies 57.1 (Mar. 2013), finds that while the book "provides historical background that tracks Walsingham's rise to power and his life at Elizabeth's court," it "focuses on his role as spymaster." The author offers "a new interpretation of the Ridolfi plot," making "a plausible case that Walsingham, in conjunction with William Cecil (his boss) and the Queen, recruited Ridolfi as a double agent.... The Queen's Agent tells a famous story well, while adding some new ideas."

Curts, Bob. "A Warning That Worked: The British Foil Napoleon's Grab for Three Fleets." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 9, no. 2 (Apr. 1993): 9-12.

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."

Dedijer, Stevan. "British Intelligence: The Rainbow Enigma." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 1, no. 2 (1986): 73-90.

This article concerns the so-called Rainbow portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.

Diespecker, D. D. "British Intelligence Operations in Mozambique in August 1900." Military History Journal/Krygshistoriese Tydskrif 9, no. 6 (1994): 219-226.

Douglas, Hugh. Jacobite Spy Wars: Moles, Rogues and Treachery. Stroud: Sutton, 1999.

Royal Historical Society Database: 1720-1788. From publisher: This book "unravels an unending intelligence war on and off the battlefield that drew in people from Sussex smugglers to Highland clansmen. Across Europe 'moles' dug for secrets at every court, and kings, ambassadors, soldiers, cardinals and royal mistresses all took part. This book sheds light on the dark underbelly of the Jacobite century, and reflects the best an[d] the worst, the triumph and the tragedy, of the moment."

Downie, James Alan. "Secret Service Payments to Daniel Defoe, 1710-1714." Review of English Studies 30 (1979): 437-441.

Dragonette, Charles N. "The Birth of COMINT." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 11, no. 2 (Apr. 1995): 16.

Duffy, Michael.

1. "British Intelligence and the Breakout of the French Atlantic Fleet from Brest in 1799." Intelligence and National Security 22, no. 5 (Oct. 2007): 601-618.

"The French had masked their intentions with some skill and the British agents had never been able to penetrate the secret. On the contrary British ministers had been led away on the false trail that the French had laid before them."

2. "British Naval Intelligence and Bonaparte's Egyptian Expedition of 1798." Mariner's Mirror 84 (1998): 278-290.

Durey, Michael.

1. "The British Secret Service and the Escape of Sir Sidney Smith from Paris in 1798." History 84 (1999): 437-457.

2. "William Wickham, the Christ Church Connection and the Rise and Fall of the Security Service in Britain, 1793-1801." English Historical Review 121, no. 492 (2006): 714-745.

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