The usage of an Intelligence Corps in the modern army is an established tool that is used to help war-fighting. However the usage of an intelligence system in both collating data and briefing commanders has not always been a coherent part of the British Army or its long term strategy. Often the intelligence systems were created for the “duration” of a war / conflict and disbanded as soon as peace was established. This system did not prove to be ideal and eventually the Army developed a standing Intelligence function but this took place only after World War 1. The book shows how the British intelligence system changed from brave and enterprising individuals acting almost independently to having dedicated staff.
This exciting book has been written by a former Director of the Intelligence Corps and it will appeal to both specialists in this field as well as those interested in intelligence matters.