Special Branch War

Author: Ed Bird
Publisher: Helion and Company
ISBN: 1910294322
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Special Branch War from the Author: Ed Bird. This searing account primarily covers Ed Bird's Special Branch (SB) service in the Beitbridge area of southern Matabeleland, 1976-1980, encompassing Operations Repulse and Tangent of the bitter Rhodesian 'bush war'. Joining the British South Africa Police (BSAP) in 1964, Bird cut his teeth on Selous Scouts 'pseudo' operations during Operation Hurricane in 1974-1976, so was well equipped to deal with the insidious escalation of the ZANLA and ZIPRA campaigns in the south of the country. A meticulous recorder, Bird implemented and maintained the Beitbridge SB incident log, and it is this diary of terror and death upon which Bird's account hangs, interspersed with detailed accounts of fire fights, ambushes, landmine blasts, ZANLA executions, traitors and assassinations, SB 'dirty tricks' and 'turning' terrorists. Although first and foremost an intelligence-gatherer, Bird thrived on combat and against all protocol inveigled his way onto Fire Force operations and as an air mobile MAG machine-gunner on converted Police Reserve Air Wing aircraft. Decorated for bravery but overlooked for promotion, Bird's BSAP career became victim to spurious political expedience.


Author: Jay Robert Nash
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461747708
Size: 11.49 MB
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Spies from the Author: Jay Robert Nash. Cloaks, daggars, and skeletons in the closet! Read the secrets of real secret agents.

Special Branch

Author: Ray Wilson
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 184954963X
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Special Branch from the Author: Ray Wilson. Initially tasked with combatting the threat of Irish republican terrorists in the reign of Queen Victoria, the Metropolitan Police Special Branch went on to play a major role in the defence of the realm for over 120 years. Over time, 'the Branch', as it came to be known, assumed a much wider role, and was held responsible for monitoring the activities of anarchists, Bolsheviks and even the suffragettes. Later, it became the executive arm of MI5 in dealing with espionage cases, as (much to their frustration) the Security Service had no power to arrest potential spies. As the war against terrorism became more intense in the latter half of the twentieth century, Special Branch worked closely with the Anti- Terrorist Branch in tackling this new threat. Packed with accounts of extraordinary missions, life-saving acts of bravery and high-risk intelligence-gathering, Special Branch offers the first complete history of this unique, but now defunct, service, which was subsumed into the Counter-Terrorism Command of the Metropolitan Police in 2006. Special Branch veterans Ray Wilson and Ian Adams have brought this long and distinguished history to life with the help of recollections from former colleagues, as well as their own experiences of life in the Branch. In doing so, they have also illuminated the underlying friction marring its relations with the Security Service - without doubt a factor in its eventual demise.

Malaya S Secret Police 1945 60

Author: Leon Comber
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9812308296
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Malaya S Secret Police 1945 60 from the Author: Leon Comber. The Malayan Emergency lasted from 1948 to 1960. During these tumultuous years, following so soon after the Japanese surrender at the end of the Second World War, the whole country was once more turned upside down and the lives of the people changed. The war against the Communist Party of Malaya's determined efforts to overthrow the Malayan government involved the whole population in one form or another. Dr Comber analyses the pivotal role of the Malayan Police's Special Branch, the government's supreme intelligence agency, in defeating the communist uprising and safeguarding the security of the country. He shows for the first time how the Special Branch was organised and how it worked in providing the security forces with political and operational intelligence. His book represents a major contribution to our understanding of the Emergency and will be of great interest to all students of Malay(si)a's recent history as well as counter-guerrilla operations. It can profitably be mined, too, to see what lessons can be learned for counterinsurgency operations in other parts of the world.

The Special Branch

Author: LeRoy Panek
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879721787
Size: 57.11 MB
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The Special Branch from the Author: LeRoy Panek. The author has chosen seventeen of the most important or representative British spy novelists to write about. He presents some basic literary analysis and criticism, trying both to place them in historical perspective and to describe and analyze the content and form of their fiction.

Die S Nden Der Gerechten Malcolm Fox 2

Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 3641070910
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Die S Nden Der Gerechten Malcolm Fox 2 from the Author: Ian Rankin. Ein heikler Fall für Malcolm Fox Ihr jüngster Einsatz führt Malcolm Fox und sein Team von der »Abteilung für interne Ermittlungen« auf die Halbinsel Fife in das Küstenstädtchen Kirkcaldy. Dort wurde gerade der Polizist Paul Carter der Korruption schuldig gesprochen. Eine Routineuntersuchung soll nun den Ruf seiner Dienststelle wieder herstellen – ein Drahtseilakt für die internen Ermittler, die sich auf fremdem Terrain bewegen. Und dann wird der Mann, der das Verfahren gegen Paul Carter ins Rollen brachte, tot aufgefunden. Es ist Carters eigener Onkel. Als sich sein Freitod als Mord entpuppt, verübt mit einer Waffe, die es gar nicht geben dürfte, nimmt der Fall eine dramatische Wendung. Und plötzlich steht weit mehr auf dem Spiel als bloß der Ruf der Polizei. Malcolm Fox ermittelt im schottischen Hinterland. Wo man die Dinge im Stillen regelt und die Toten tief begraben liegen.

A History Of Counterinsurgency 2 Volumes

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440804257
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A History Of Counterinsurgency 2 Volumes from the Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes. This two-volume history of counterinsurgency covers all the major and many of the lesser known examples of this widespread and enduring form of conflict, addressing the various measures employed in the attempt to overcome the insurgency and examining the individuals and organizations responsible for everything from counterterrorism to infrastructure building. • Provides an extremely broad coverage of counterinsurgency that spans the period from 1900 to the present day and addresses geographical areas such as Algeria, India, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Malaya, Cyprus, Vietnam, and many other regions and countries • Supplies historical and geographical perspectives that enable the reader to examine each chapter as an independent case study and compare and contrast each event with others to draw lessons across time • Includes an extensive bibliography that covers all aspects of modern counterinsurgency-based themes, including geographical regions, theory, and tactics

Warfare And Tracking In Africa 1952 1990

Author: Timothy J Stapleton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317316908
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Warfare And Tracking In Africa 1952 1990 from the Author: Timothy J Stapleton. During the decolonization wars in East and Southern Africa, tracking became increasingly valuable as a military tactic. Drawing on archival research and interviews, Stapleton presents a comparative study of the role of tracking in insurgency and counter-insurgency across Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia.