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Swedish Signal Intelligence 1900-1945

1st Edition

By Bengt Beckman, C.G. McKay


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A history of Swedish interception of radio and telegraph messages during World Wars I and II providing a valuable background to Swedish military operations at this time. This should prove a valuable work for anyone interested in the intelligence systems at work during wartime.


"a must-read for intelligence professionals. The detailed explanation of cryptology, coding, and the way SIGINT is produced puts this book ahead of other, more technical, texts. Historians interested in World War II may even have to reconsider some events of that war after reading this book." - Air & Space Power Journal

"illuminating and reliable account of some of the key activities of the Allied secret services and of their German counterparts in Sweden" - Surveillant

Table of Contents

a definitive account of the evolution of Swedish signal intelligence between 1900 and 1945…an interesting and surprisingly revealing source of European cryptology in the first half of the twentieth century, with many examples of how ciphers were solved. There are fascinating glimpses into the development of Swedish intelligence contacts, with accounts of Swedish-German cryptanalytical cooperation during World War I in intercepting and solving Russian diplomatic telegraph traffic. There is also an authoritative account of Swedish success against German and Soviet traffic during World War II.

- Cryptologia

About the Series

Studies in Intelligence

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security