By Nick van der Bijl

via a mixture of items, medals, images and files held within the army Intelligence Museum, the ebook tells the tale of British army intelligence around the years, relocating from its earliest item of the Waterloo medal provided to the Duke of Wellington’s senior intelligence officer to goods recovered from operations in Afghanistan. This attention-grabbing assortment incorporates a Boer conflict photographic stereoscope and uniforms worn by way of intelligence officials and different ranks in the course of the First global conflict. one of the moment international warfare gadgets are a truly infrequent maximum gallantry medal provided to a British officer by means of France, goods that belonged to a founding father of the lengthy variety wilderness staff, an instance of a pigeon coop used to carry pigeons in Occupied Europe, a chess set utilized by captured detailed Operations government operatives in Buchenwald focus camp and copies of cast rations coupons dropped into Germany as a part of mental conflict govt operations. the tip of the battle observed the Intelligence Corps seriously all in favour of arresting warfare criminals in Germany and Japan; one of the items are handcuffs utilized by a box safety part in Occupied Germany to arrest 3 high-ranking Nazi officers. throughout the chilly struggle, the Intelligence Corps position in accumulating intelligence from these agencies adversarial to British pursuits and keeping the military from espionage, sabotage and terrorism is illustrated via numerous documents.

The various nature of those items illuminates a characteristic of British army operations that's infrequently mentioned, regardless of having been often confirmed to be an important to their luck. wisdom provides energy to the Arm – the Intelligence Corps motto.

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