H.O. Dovey


Dovey, H.O. "Cheese." Intelligence and National Security 5, no. 3 (Jul. 1990): 176-185.

Dovey writes about "the Cairo-based trio of [British-controlled] double agents whose combined operations were known as 'Cheese.'" The author raises some questions about the story of Cheese as told by David Mure in his Practise to Deceive and Master of Deception.


Dovey, H.O. "The False Going Map at Alam Halfa." Intelligence and National Security 4, no. 1 (Jan. 1989): 165-168.

Dovey, H.O.

1. "The Eighth Assignment, 1941-42." Intelligence and National Security 11, no. 4 (Oct. 1996): 672-695.

2. "The Eighth Assignment, 1943-1945." Intelligence and National Security 12, no. 2 (Apr. 1997): 69-90.

Clark comment: The titles here refer to Dudley Clarke's Seven Assignments (London: Jonathan Cape, 1948).

Constantinides notes that Clarke ended his story "at the moment he assumes staff duties in the Middle East." According to Dovey, Clarke continued his story in the form of a diary that is now available in the Public Record Office (the "'A' Force Narrative War Diary"). Dovey reviews, in the first article, Clarke's presentation of "A" Force's work from Cairo for 1941-1942. He continues the story, including the February 1943 establishment of an "Advanced HQ" in Algiers in association with the Americans, in the second article.


Dovey, H.O. "The House Near Paris." Intelligence and National Security 11, no. 2 (Apr. 1996): 264-278.

The title refers to the name of the book Drue Tartière published in 1947. In the book, she describes her work as part of the "Burgundy" escape and evasion network in wartime France. The article relates stories from some of the beneficiaries of Tartière's efforts, as well as other E&E stories.


Dovey, H.O. "The Intelligence War in Turkey." Intelligence and National Security 9, no. 1 (Jan. 1994): 59-87.


Dovey, H.O. "Maunsell and Mure." Intelligence and National Security 8, no. 1 (Jan. 1993): 60-77.

Raymond Maunsell headed British Security Intelligence Middle East (SIME) in World War II. David Mure was an "A" Force officer in Baghdad and Beirut.


Dovey, H.O. "The Middle East Intelligence Centre." Intelligence and National Security 4, no. 4 (Oct. 1989): 800-812.

Dovey traces the genesis of the Middle East Intelligence Centre (MEIC), which began operation in Cairo in August 1939; looks at some of the criticism the activity endured; and notes its virtual disbandment or melding into the newly established Political Intelligence Centre, Middle East (PICME) in the period May-July 1943.


Dovey, H.O. "Operation Condor." Intelligence and National Security 4, no. 2 (Apr. 1989): 357-373.

This article presents a solid -- and relatively brief -- view of the German operation in Egypt in 1942. In the process, the author finds some "major discrepancies between the published accounts" and information available in the Public Record Office. Among the stories he punctures is the involvement of Nasser in the affair as alleged in Nigel West's MI6 (1983).


Dovey, H.O. "Security in Syria, 1941-45." Intelligence and National Security 6, no. 2 (Apr. 1991): 418-446.

The Allies invaded Syria in June 1941 to forestall a potential Vichy acquiescence in a German and Italian move into the area. After Beirut's capture on 15 July 1941, control of Syria passed into the hands of General de Gaulle's Free French. Between then and the end of the war, enemy espionage and sabotage in Syria was "contained, if never eliminated," and internal disturbances were kept to a minimum.


Dovey, H.O. "The Unknown War: Security in Italy, 1943-45." Intelligence and National Security 3, no. 2 (Apr. 1988): 285-311.

The focus here is counterintelligence operations, primarily by Field Security 417 Section.


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