Military intelligence, grossly neglected during the interwar period, had by mid-1942 proved itself indispensable through information gathered from intercepted radio messages in the supposedly unbreakable German Enigma cipher. Ralph Bennett, who worked for four years at Bletchley Park as a senior producer of the intelligence (Ultra') derived from the Enigma decrypts, illustrates in this collection of reprinted essays some of the steps by which he and others developed the new type of information and in the process a candid glimpse of the workings of British intelligence both past and present.
Intelligence and National Security- "In the distorting and self-referential discourse of academic intelligence Bennett"s is a compelling if awkward voice of sanity"
Paper Wars, - "another work that is mandatory reading for those interested in a proper understanding of Ultra…This book is the result of the work of a meticulos historian always looking to separate supposition from fact…his efforts to fill in the gaps in intelligence history…must be applauded
The growing interest in intelligence activities and the opening of hitherto closed archives since the end of the Cold War has stimulated this series of scholarly monographs, wartime memoirs and edited collections. With contributions from leading academics and prominent members of the intelligence community, this series has quickly become the leading forum for the academic study of intelligence.