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de la Marck, David de Young. "De Gaulle, Colonel Passy and British Intelligence, 1940-42." Intelligence and National Security 18, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 21-40.

André Dewavrin (nom de guerre Colonel Passy) headed Free France's intelligence and subversion services, the Bureau central de renseignements et d'action (BCRA), but "was dependent on" British intelligence services, specifically SIS and SOE. De Gaulle's relationship with Dewavrin and with British intelligence "was defined by an obsessive need for political control, which only served to poison the otherwise good relations of the BCRA with SIS and SOE." See, André Dewavrin, Souvenirs, 3 vols. (Monte Carlo: R. Solar, 1947-1951).

[UK/WWII/Overviews; WWII/Eur/Fr/Resistance]

de la Mare, Arthur [Sir]. Perverse and Foolish: A Jersey Farmer's Son in the British Diplomatic Service. Jersey: La Haule Books, 1994 [limited edition].

Kerr, I&NS 13.4, notes that the author "had a very distinguished career in the Foreign Office between 1936 and 1973.... [H]e would have been much more informative had he written with the needs and interests of scholars in mind."

Among de la Mare's wartime experiences was a posting "to Washington to work in a branch of the Political Warfare Executive, in Colorado, which broadcast[] propaganda to the Japanese. However he reveals nothing else about this important aspect of Britain's war effort." Later, in 1953-1956, de la Mare spent three months as Assistant Head of the Permanent-Undersecretaries Department (PUSD) and headed the Foreign Office Security Department for three years.

[UK/Memoirs/ColdWar; UK/Overviews/Related; UK/WWII/Services/ PWE]

DeLanda, Manuel. War in the Age of Intelligence Machines. Boston: MIT Press, 1991.

Surveillant 2.1: This is a "history of high technology focusing on the role of the military in generating and using that technology." The author also "examines the interaction between machine intelligence and such paramilitary institutions as the CIA and the NSA."


Delaney, Sarah, and Craig Whitlock. "Milan Court Indicts 26 Americans in Abduction: CIA Operatives May Be Tried in Absentia." Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2007, A1. []

On 16 Febrary 2007, a court in Milan "handed down indictments against 25 CIA operatives, a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and five Italian spies." They are accused of kidnapping Abu Omar and taking him to Egypt. "The trial is scheduled to open [8 June 2007].... None of the American defendants is in custody, nor are they expected to appear in court. Prosecutors said they will be tried in absentia."

[CIA/00s/07; OtherCountries/Italy/PostCW]

de Lastours, Sophie. La France gagne la guerre des codes secrets 1914-1918. [France Wins the War of Secret Codes 1914-1918] Paris: Tallandier, 1998.

According to Brückner, JIH 2.2, "[t]he author describes the achievements of the most important French cryptographers during the First World War." This is "fascinating reading."


de Lastours, Sophie, ed. Le Chiffre, le renseignement, et la guerre. [Cipher, Intelligence, and War] Paris: L'Harmattan, 2002.

According to Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008), this volume consists of "19 studies presented at a conference in Peronne, near Amiens, 21 and 22 March 2001."


Delattre, Lucas. Tr., George A. Holoch. A Spy at the Heart of the Third Reich: The Extraordinary Story of Fritz Kolbe, America’s Most Important Spy in World War II. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005. Betraying Hitler: The Story of Fritz Kolbe, the Most Important Spy of the Second World War. London: Atlantic, 2006. New York: Grove, 2006. [pb]

Clark comment: Fritz Kolbe was Allen Dulles' source (to whom he gave the codename "George Wood.") in the German Foreign Ministry. From Publishers Weekly, Feb. 2006, (via "Delattre paints a vivid portrait of Kolbe, a romantic and a stubborn fitness buff, who seems to have become an agent simply because he was a decent man confronting indecency.... Kolbe survived the war but did not prosper in the peace, when he was regarded as a traitor in Germany."

Peake, Studies 49.3 (2005), comments that "[d]espite the irritating absence of specific source notes and an index, this is a worthwhile book on an important case." The author "conveys admiration for Kolbe's contribution and is perplexed that he did not get more credit at the time.... The book concludes with a remembrance of Kolbe by OSS and CIA veteran Peter Sichel, who helped handle Kolbe after the war. His firsthand account adds much to the image of a true German patriot."

To West, IJI&C 19.4 (Winter 2006-2007), the author has failed to place Kolbe's efforts "in their proper context." Kolbe was not the sole high-level source providing intelligence to the Allies through Switzerland. In addition, West considers the possibility that Kolbe's information also represented a serious complication to the British and their COMINT sources. However, although it is "far from the whole story," Delattre's book "is most welcome."

Rubinstein, I&NS 24.2 (Apr. 2009), finds this a "gripping and well-researched book.... Using a wide range of recently declassified sources and many interviews," the author "has rescued Kolbe from... obscurity and has vividly told a tale which deserves to be remembered." See also, Anthony Quibble, "Alias George Wood," Studies in Intelligence 10, no. 1 (Winter 1966): 69-96.

[WWII/Eur/Ger/Res & OSS/GerOps]

de Leeuw, Karl. "Johann Friedrich Euler (1741-1800): Mathematician and Cryptologist at the Court of the Dutch Stadholder William V." Cryptologia 25, no. 4 (Oct. 2001): 256-274.

[Cryptography; OtherCountries/Netherlands]

de Leeuw, Karl, and Jan Bergstra, eds. The History of Information Security: A Comprehensive Handbook. Boston and Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007.

Peake, Studies 52.4 (Dec. 2008) and Intelligencer 17.1 (Winter-Spring 2009), sees the 29 contributions in this reference work as offering "a far-reaching view of information security." It includes a "stimulating analysis of KGB Cold War eavesdropping operations that is based mainly on Russian sources.... This work provides well-documented historical background and an astute assessment of the role information security will play in today's society."

For Erskine, JIH 7.2 (Winter 2007-2008), "[t]his book is very ambitious and wide-ranging in its scope.... Some chapters seem to have been completed by mid-2005, and are therefore not quite as up-to-date as one might expect..... Some minor repetitions in different chapters should have been eliminated.... The main index should have been expanded, since this is a reference book. However, these are minor blemishes in a major work. Overall, one must be very impressed by the enormous amount of time and effort that the editors and authors have put into this well-produced volume."

[Cryptography/Gen; Russia/Sigint (under Matthew Aid's article)]

Deletant, Dennis.

1. Ceaucescu and the Securitate: Coercion and Dissent in Romania, 1965-1989. London: Hurst, 1995.

Surveillant 4.2: This is a "chilling reconstruction of the notorious secret police state that dominated Romania for over 20 years."

2. "The Securitate and the Police State in Romania: 1948-64." Intelligence and National Security 8, no. 4 (Oct. 1993): 1-25.

This "history of the Securitate in post-war Romania" looks at the "nature of its subservience to its Soviet masters, and ... its relationship to the leadership of the Romanian Communist Party."

3. "The Securitate and the Police State in Romania: 1964-89." Intelligence and National Security 9, no. 1 (Jan. 1994): 22-49.

"Ceaucescu's denunciation of past Securitate abuses and the reforms of 1965-68 created an atmosphere of optimism and an expectation of even broader liberalization.... But such hopes were to be swiftly dashed.... Disillusionment gave way to dissent and the Securitate was quick to act."

See also, Ion Mihai Pacepa, Red Horizons (1987). Pacepa defected in late July 1978.



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