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Allen, Matthew. "The Foreign Intelligence Community and the Origins of the Naval Intelligence Department." Mariner's Mirror 81, no. 1 (Feb. 1995): 65-78.

Bywater, Hector C., and Ferraby, H.C. Strange Intelligence: Memoirs of Naval Secret Service. London: Constable, 1931. New York: Richard R. Smith, 1931.

Clayton, Anthony. Forearmed: The History of the Intelligence Corps. Riverside, NJ: Macmillan, 1990. 1993. Forearmed: A History of the Intelligence Corps. London: Brassey's, 1993.

Deacon, Richard [Donald McCormick]. The Silent War: A History of Western Naval Intelligence. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1978. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1978.

Dimitrakis, Panagiotis. Military Intelligence in Cyprus: From the Great War to Middle East Crises. London: Tauris, 2010

From publisher: The author "introduces new research" on the "role of British intelligence on the island throughout the twentieth century, particularly during World War II, the 1955-59 Archbishop Makarios and EOKA-led revolt and the 1974 Turkish invasion." Peake, Studies 54.4 (Dec. 2010), finds that this "is a scholarly reference work based mainly on primary sources and is not light reading. But it is a sound history of a topic not covered elsewhere and thus a most welcome and valuable contribution to the literature."

Fergusson, Thomas G. British Military Intelligence, 1870-1914: The Development of a Modern Intelligence Organization. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1984.

Gudgin, Peter.

1. Military Intelligence: The British Story. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1989. [US]: Sterling, 1991.

Harding, Thomas. "Exodus of Officers Hits War on Terror." Telegraph (London), 14 Aug. 2007. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]

"The military's ability to fight global terrorism is being hampered by an exodus of officers from the Intelligence Corps, with 20 per cent departing in the past three years, defence sources have disclosed.... [M]ore than 100 officers [have been] lured into highly paid private security jobs or becom[e] disillusioned at the way intelligence is handled.... In particular, Special Forces are suffering with dwindling numbers as troops are recruited into the private sector. Only last month, the commanding officer of 22 SAS left a promising career for a well-paid civilian job."

Hartcup, Guy. Camouflage: A History of Concealment and Deception in War. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1979.

Haswell, Jock. British Military Intelligence. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973.

Mason, Tony [Air Vice-Marshal]. "The Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Target Acquisition Requirement -- An Overview." RUSI Journal, Dec. 1998, 55-59.

"This article makes two major points. The first is that, traditionally, the requirement in warfare for information about the enemy was desirable, but now it is essential. The second is that dominant battlespace knowledge depends on much more than knowledge of the battlespace. The conclusions to be drawn from both statements raise sensitive problems about future force structures and procurement."

McPeek, Robert L. "Electronic Warfare British Style." Military Intelligence 22, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1996): 23-26.

Mead, Peter [Brig.]. The Eye in the Air: History of Air Observation and Reconnaissance for the Army, 1785-1945. London: HMSO, 1983.

Nesbit, Roy Conyers, and Jack Eggleston. Eyes of the RAF: A History of Photo-Reconnaissance. Stroud: Sutton, 1996.

For Twigge, I&NS 14.2, this book's breadth -- from the origins of UK photoreconaissance before World War I to the present day -- means that "only a superficial view of the capability and significance of British aerial reconnaissance" is presented. However, the illustrations "provide a visual narrative often ... superior to the text." Coverage of operations by RAF reconnaissance squadrons in World War II is "well informed and illuminating."

Parritt, B.A.H. The Intelligencers: The Story of British Military Intelligence Up to 1914. Ashford, Kent, UK: Intelligence Center, 1971. Ashford, Kent, UK: Intelligence Corps Association, 1983.

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