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The French Secret Services: From the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War

Porch, Douglas

Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1995
ISBN 10: 0374158533 / ISBN 13: 9780374158538
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Title: The French Secret Services: From the Dreyfus...

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition


623pp. The French intelligence services have played a significant role in the affairs of France throughout this century. They were among the most effective during the First World War, however, by the Second World War, they, like the French military, had suffered the effects of government neglect. De Gaulle recognized the value of espionage to France and relied on his intelligence network to aid the Resistance as well as to strengthen the position of France in its relationship with the Allies. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 003976

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Synopsis: A comprehensive history of French intelligence from the 1880s to the present tells the story of the transformation of France's spy networks into modern intelligence services and explains operations of French intelligence in the context of France's divided political culture.

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