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The Structures of French Counterespionage

in The Hunt for Nazi Spies

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226438931
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226438955 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226438955.003.0004
The Structures of French Counterespionage

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This chapter examines the structure of the anti-German counterespionage of France. It explains that all counterespionage organization in Vichy France worked against both the Axis and the Allies and even counterespionage measures aimed primarily against the Germans were not entirely independent from the collaborating Vichy government. This chapter also discusses the work of the Cinquième Bureau, established in 1940 under the leadership of Colonel Louis Rivet.

Keywords: anti-German counterespionage; France; Vichy France; Axis; Allies; Cinquième Bureau; Louis Rivet

Chapter.  5654 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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