Foreign Armies East and German Military Intelligence in Russia 1941-45

  title={Foreign Armies East and German Military Intelligence in Russia 1941-45},
  author={David St. John Thomas},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={261 - 301}
  • D. Thomas
  • Published 1 April 1987
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
The intelligence war in Russia 1941-45 was waged on a scale unmatched in any other theatre of the second world war. Nevertheless, for various reasons, the conflict between the German and Soviet intelligence services has not received the attention that it deserves. In this paper, an effort is made to discuss certain facets of German intelligence operations on the Russian Front, specifically, the work of Fremde Heere Ost (FHO), 'Foreign Armies East', the department of the Oberkommando des Heeres… 
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