Box - Boyd

Boxhall, Peter. "Aerial Photography and Photographic Interpreters: 1915 to the Gulf War." Army Quarterly and Defense Journal, Apr. 1992, 204-209.


Boyce, Fredric. SOE's Ultimate Deception: Operation Periwig. Stroud, UK: Sutton, 2005. Charleston, SC: History Press; 2005.

From publisher: "[S]omeone had the idea of creating an entirely fictional German resistance movement and 'selling it' to the Nazi security authorities. From January until April 1945, SOE rained propaganda leaflets on the hapless population fleeing the ruins of their cities and the oncoming Allied ground forces; they broadcast messages to the 'resistance;' they planted the most scandalous lies about eminent Nazis; and at the end they even dropped four agents on fictitious missions."

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; WWII/Eur/Deception]

Boyce, Fredric, and Douglas Everett. SOE: The Scientific Secrets. Stroud, UK: Sutton, 2003. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2009. [pb]

From publisher: "This book explores the mysterious world of the tools SOE used for their missions of subversion and sabotage.... Written by two scientists, one of whom served in the SOE and one who was tasked with clearing up after it was disbanded; their insider knowledge presents a clear account of the way in which SOE's inventors worked."


Boyd, Andrew. The Informers: A Chilling Account of the Supergrasses in Northern Ireland. Dublin: Mercier Press, 1984.


Boyd, Arthur L. [LTCOL/USA (Ret.)] Operation Broken Reed: Truman's North Korean Spy Mission that Averted World War III. Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press, 2007

Peake, AFIO WIN 30-08 (4 Aug. 2008), declares that there are some "disturbing factors that increase common sense skepticism" about the story from 1952 related in this book. Lacking any evidence to support the story, this "is a prime example of a trust me memoir."


Boyd, Belle. Ed., Curtis Carroll Davis. Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison, Written by Herself. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1968. [pb] Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison. Intro., Sharon Kennedy-Nolle; Foreword, Drew Gilpin Faust. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1996.

Boyd's memoirs were originally published in 1865. Louis A. Sigaud, a biographer of Boyd, considers her "memoirs -- the principal source regarding her intelligence work -- as essentially sound, if somewhat embellished in detail." O'Toole, Encyclopedia, p. 75.


Boyd, Carl. American Command of the Sea through Carriers, Codes, and the Silent Service: World War II and Beyond. Newport News, VA: The Mariner's Museum, 1995.

McGinnis, Cryptolog (Summer 1996), says this "is a small and short [80 pp] book intended primarily as a showpiece for The Mariner's Museum bookstore." Nevertheless, it gives a "short background of Comint, and then gives numerous illustrations about how Comint was used during WWII." According to Kruh, Cryptologia 20.2, this work "focuses on the role that signal intelligence played in increasing the effectiveness of submarines and aircraft carriers during the war.... This worthwhile book contains more than 75 illustrations."


Boyd, Carl. "American Naval Intelligence of Japanese Submarine Operations Early in the Pacific War." MHQ: The Journal of Military History 53, no. 2 (Apr. 1989): 169-189.


Boyd, Carl. "Anguish Under Siege: High-Grade Japanese Signal Intelligence and the Fall of Berlin." Cryptologia 13, no. 3 (Jul. 1989): 193-209.

Sexton: "Intercepts of Ambassador Oshima's messages gave Allied officials detailed knowledge of conditions in Berlin during the closing days of the Third Reich."


Boyd, Carl. The Extraordinary Envoy: General Hiroshi Oshima and Diplomacy in the Third Reich, 1934-1939. Washington, DC: University Press of America, 1980.

Petersen: "Based on Japanese diplomatic messages deciphered by U.S. codebreakers."


Boyd, Carl. Hitler's Japanese Confidant: General Hiroshi Öshima and Magic Intelligence, 1941-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1993.

According to McGinnis, Cryptolog 15.2, Japanese Ambassador in Berlin Oshima "in effect, became one of the greatest assets of the American government because all of his messages to Tokyo, and the replies from the Japanese Foreign Office, were read using the American PURPLE machine.... Some of the things Oshima reported were: the forthcoming attack on the Soviet Union...; German indecision about where the Allied landings in western France would occur; an excellent insight into the types of fortifications the Germans had in place on the French west coast; and toward the end of the war, information concerning the Japanese government's thoughts about capitulation.... This is a well organized book recommended to ... readers."

Unsinger, IJI&C 7.3, notes that reading Oshima's traffic kept Allied leaders "fully apprised of what the Germans were thinking and Japan's reactions to them." The book has been "written ... with an eye to showing the significance of the radio traffic." This is "a fine book, sufficiently well documented to be useful to scholars." It is "easy to read." To Bigelow, MI 20.4, Hitler's Japanese Confidant is readable, superbly researched, informative, and illuminating. Although the author "occasionally overstates the importance of Oshima's reports while discounting other intelligence sources," this is an "excellent study of SIGINT and the information it can provide."

For Watt, I&NS 10.1, it is possible to "prophesy that Professor Boyd's book will become an essential part of the library of any student of the Second World War who hopes to rise above the level of the superficial.... It is not too much to say that the detailed reports of General Oshima were among the most valuable sources of Allied intelligence." Rich, WIR 13.4, says that the book documents "one of the most interesting relationships of World War II, that between Oshima and Hitler, and the way Magic was able to use that relationship."

Rose, [no longer available], finds that the author "carefully explains General Oshima's observations and speculations in terms of political and defense concerns." Scholars of World War II "will want to review this work thoroughly for the new light it sheds on information about German intentions and actions that Allied commanders had at their disposal." Barnhart, I&NS 9.3, counters with a comment that it is "surprising how little these accounts add to our overall knowledge of German strategic thought.... Oshima himself does not clearly emerge as a character in these pages."


Boyd, Carl. "Significance of MAGIC and the Japanese Ambassador to Berlin." Intelligence and National Security. 5 parts.

1. "(I) The Formative Months before Pearl Harbor." 2, no. 1 (Jan. 1987): 150-169.

2. "(II) The Crucial Months after Pearl Harbor." 2, no. 2 (Apr. 1987): 302-319.

3. "(III) The Months of Growing Certainty." 3, no. 4 (Oct. 1988): 83-102.

4. "(IV) Confirming the Turn of the Tide on the German-Soviet Front." 4, no. 1 (Jan. 1989): 86-107.

5. "(V) News of Hitler's Defense Preparations for Allied Invasion of Western Europe." 4, no. 3 (Jul. 1989): 461-481.


Boyd, Gerald M. "Webster of F.B.I. Named by Reagan as C.I.A. Director; Tower Refuses Job." New York Times, 4 Mar. 1987. []

President Reagan announced on 3 March 1987 that he would nominate William H. Webster as DCI.


Boyd, H. Allen [COL/USA]. "Joint Intelligence in Support of Peace Operations." Military Intelligence (Jan.-Mar. 1999).


Boyd, Judith K. "Improving U.S. Congressional Oversight of Intelligence Services: A Comparative Approach." American Intelligence Journal 28, no. 1 (2010): 29-39.

"This article uses comparative policy analysis to seek out the 'best practices' of parliamentary intelligence oversight systems..... The parliamentary structures for the following countries will be examined in closer detail: the United States, Germany, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Belgium." Despite criticisms otherwise, "[a] strong argument can be made that ... U.S. Congressional intelligence oversight is among the best in the world."


Boyd, Julian P. Number 7, Alexander Hamilton's Secret Attempts to Control American Foreign Policy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1964.


Boyd, Susan, and Dale Helmer. "MASINT Spectral Data and Processing." Communique, Jun.-Jul. 1997, 13-14.


Boyd, William. "The Secret Persuaders." The Guardian, 19 Aug. 2006. []

British Security Coordination (BSC) was "one of the largest covert operations in British spying history; a covert operation ... that was run ... in the US,... before Pearl Harbor." As 1940 became 1941, "BSC became a huge secret agency of nationwide news manipulation and black propaganda. Pro-British and anti-German stories were planted in American newspapers and broadcast on American radio stations, and simultaneously a campaign of harassment and denigration was set in motion against those organisations perceived to be pro-Nazi or virulently isolationist."


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