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Heinlein, Bruce. "Could the British Have Won at Yorktown -- with GEOINT?" Pathfinder: The Geospatial Intelligence Magazine 5, no. 2 (Mar.-Apr. 2007): 18-19. [http://www.nga.mil]

"How did the British under Gen. Charles Cornwallis become trapped in this small port at a bend in the York River?... The bulk of the American army arrived before Cornwallis was aware that the Americans were moving. His intelligence failed him.... As a defendable site Yorktown paled in comparison to others locally available. Also, Cornwallis received intelligence too late on the movement of the large Continental Army. With better information, he might have escaped defeat."


Heinrichs, Waldo. Threshold of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Entry into World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Petersen: "Good coverage of intelligence factors in the events of 1940-1941."


Heintz, Jim. "KGB's Ghost Still Haunts Russia." Washington Times, 9 Sep. 2001. [http:// www.washtimes.com]

"The monolithic KGB was broken up into several agencies.... [However,] the KGB's descendants still exert substantial power in post-Soviet Russia, and critics see ominous indications that old oppressive practices are reviving under President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB operative and one-time FSB director."


Heisbourg, François. Espionnage et renseignement [Espionage and Intelligence]. Paris: Odile Jacob, 2012.

Lefebvre, IJI&C 26.4 (Winter 2013-2014), says the author "has written a book littered with good judgments and a sound appreciation of the place of intelligence in France.... His personal anecdotes add to public knowledge of historical events." Despite some editing errors, the work "provides a quick, competent overview of the challenges facing French intelligence."


Heiss, Mary Ann. Empire and Nationhood: The United States, Great Britain, and Iranian Oil, 1950-1954. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.


Helberg, Claus. "The Vemork Action." Studies in Intelligence 36, no. 5 (1992): 80-90.

The author participated in the sabotage attack in February 1943 against the heavy-water production plant at Vemork, Norway. Here, he passes on first-hand observations about the operation.


Helgerson, John.

Hellen, Nicholas. "Agents in BBC Betrayed Dissidents." Sunday Times (London), 17 Oct. 1999. [http://www.the-times.co.uk]

According to "government intelligence sources responsible for BBC security," there is "[n]ew evidence ... that foreign governments planted many more agents within the BBC than was previously thought. The infiltration began after the second world war and continued until the early 1990s. The agents betrayed dissidents who were risking their lives smuggling news from within communist and Islamic fundamentalist states."


Heller, Jeffrey. "Israel Braces for Fallout from U.S. Spy Case." Reuters, 23 Apr. 2008. [http://www.reuters.com]

"Israel was tightlipped on [23 April 2008] over the arrest in the United States" of 84-year-old Ben-Ami Kadish "suspected of providing it with U.S. military secrets in the 1980s." Asked about the charges, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Arye "Mekel declined to comment on the specific allegations, but said that 'since 1985 there have been strict instructions by Israeli prime ministers not to engage in any such activities in the United States.' Mekel added that the instructions 'were fully carried out.'"

[Israel/U.S.Rels/Kadish; SpyCases/U.S./Other]

Heller, Joseph. The Stern Gang: Ideology, Politics and Terror, 1940-1949. London: Frank Cass, 1995.

Helm, Sarah. A Life in Secrets: The Story of Vera Atkins and the Lost Agents of SOE. London: Little Brown, 2005. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2006.

According to Peake, Studies 50.1 (Mar. 2006), Atkins was "the very influential special assistant to the head of [SOE's] French branch, F Section, with particular responsibilities for selecting and training personnel." After the war, she went to Europe to try to discover what happened to the operatives who did not return, especially 12 women who she knew personally. This work "tells a fascinating tale about an exceptional woman."

Goulden, Intelligencer 15.2 (Fall-Winter 2006-2007), finds that the author "writes in near-novelistic style and is adept at exploring the emotional issues that are an inescapable part of her story.... In sum: new material, well-written, a highly readable account."

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; Women/WWII/UK]

Helm, Toby. "Carlos the Jackal's Aide Jailed for Murder." Telegraph (London), 18 Jan. 2000. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]

The Berlin court also convicted Weinrich's "co-defendant, Nabil Shritah, a former Syrian diplomat who served as a key witness for the prosecution, of being an accessory to the attack. He received a two-year suspended sentence." Weinrich "was extradited to Germany in 1995 after being arrested in Yemen. He is believed to have taken part in several other incidents, including a rocket attack against an Israeli plane at Orly airport in Paris in 1975."


Helm, Toby. "Germany Clashes with America over Intelligence." Telegraph (London), 25 Oct. 2001. [http://www.news.telegraph.co.uk]

"An intense dispute has flared up between America and Germany over which nation's intelligence services are most to blame for failing to prevent the terrorist attacks of September 11. The row ... has surfaced during a trip to Washington and New York by Otto Schily, the German interior minister."

[Germany/PostCW; Terrorism/01/WTC]

Helm, Toby. "'Slush Fund' To Fight Communism." Telegraph (London), 2 Feb. 2000. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]

In an interview with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, former chancellor Helmut Schmidt said that "[t]he German government paid millions of pounds to political parties in Spain and Portugal in the Seventies to prevent a rise of communism.... As with the current party funding scandal, in which the Christian Democratic Union opposition has admitted channelling undeclared funds into secret foreign accounts, such a use of money by the Federal Intelligence Service is forbidden under German law."


Helms, Cynthia, with Chris Black. An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.

Peake, Studies 57.2 (Jun. 2013), and Intelligencer 20.1 (Spring-Summer 2013), finds that Richard Helm's wife "has given us and her grandchildren a fascinating look into the life of a very private man and the wife he adored."


Helms, Richard.

Helsper, Charles H. "Periodic Reports by Industrial Groups as Sources of Intelligence Information." Studies in Intelligence 2, no. 2 (Spring 1958): 47-52.

The author argues that the intelligence community needs to address "the systematic study of industry at the corporate level. The basic source for such a study is provided by the periodic reports of the corporate bodies themselves."


Hembry, Boris. Malayan Spymaster: Memoirs of a Rubber Planter, Bandit Fighter and Spy. Singapore: Monsoon Books, 2011.

According to Peake, Studies 56.3 (Sep. 2012), this is the memoir of a person who fought with a stay-behind unit after the Japanese invaded Malaya, joined the British V-Force in India, and then joined MI6 through the end of the war. He again served British and local governments during the Malayan insurgency. "The counterinsurgency methods Hembry describes are instructive.... Malayan Spymaster reveals a different kind of intelligence experience in a little-known part of the Pacific war." King, NIPQ 29.1 (Jan. 2013), sees this as "a real-life spy thriller, simply and elegantly told with a large helping of information and detail gleaned from his experiences."

[UK/Postwar/Malaya; UK/WWII/FEPac & Services/MI6]

Hemming, Charles C. "A Confederate Odyssey." American Heritage 36, no. 1 (1984): 69-84.

Petersen: "Espionage by an escaped prisoner of war."


Hemming, Henry. Churchill's Iceman: The True Story of Geoffrey Pyke: Genius, Fugitive, Spy. London: Preface Publishing, Random House, 2014. London: Arrow Books, 2015. [pb]

According to Feigel, The Guardian, 29 Aug. 2014, the author tells Pyke's "story in a biography that reads wonderfully like an adventure story and looks set to restore to Pyke the fame he deserves.... Hemming has had the ingenious idea of structuring the book as a series of problems, which seems to be how Pyke himself experienced the process of living." However, "Pyke himself remains elusive.... The reader is given intellectual rather than emotional insights.... Hemmings's great achievement is to turn the story of a nerdish chameleon into a page-turner and to make someone hitherto unknown seem crucial to his century."

Peake, Studies, 59.2 (Jun. 2015), comments that this book tells us why "Pyke ranks with Steve Jobs as an innovative genius." The author "interlaces the telling of Pyke's scientific career with the problems Pyke created for himself because of his political views and associates.... Churchill's Iceman is skillfully written and superbly documented with interviews and recently declassified MI5 files."


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