Our Man in Yugoslavia

The Story of a Secret Service Operative

By Sebastian Ritchie

© 2004 – Routledge

204 pages

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About the Book

As a fully documented study of a Second World War Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) operative, Our Man in Yugoslavia is absolutely unique.

Its subject is Owen Reed, an army officer recruited into SIS in the summer of 1943 and then parachuted in to German-occupied Croatia to work with Tito's Partisans and other Allied secret organisations. After reporting back to London in July 1944, Reed returned to Yugoslavia to find relations with the Partisans deteriorating. His erstwhile comrades began working against him and the intelligence he passed to the SIS came increasingly to focus on the communist takeover. Reed found himself at the centre of the first great confrontation of the Cold War.

Blending biography and operational history, Our Man in Yugoslavia is a remarkable case study, illustrating how SIS operatives were recruited and trained, and describing their work in detail.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Explaining Disruptive Innovations 3. Marine Corps: Amphibious Warfare 4. Marine Corps: Air Mobility 5. Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) 6. Marine Corps: Maneuver Warfare 7. MEUSOC/MPF Summary of Marine Corps Cases 8. Navy: Continuous Aim Gunfire 9. American Carrier Warfare 10. Japanese Carrier Warfare 11. Composite Warfare Commander (CWC) 12. Carrier Battle Groups (CVBG) 13. Defensive Sea Control 14. Surface Land Attack 15. Tactical Collaborative Network (TCN) Summary of Navy Cases 16. Conclusion

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:
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security