Securing the colony: the Burma Police Special Branch (1896 – 1942)

@article{Thompson2020SecuringTC,
  title={Securing the colony: the Burma Police Special Branch (1896 – 1942)},
  author={Rhys Thompson},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  year={2020},
  volume={35},
  pages={35 - 53}
}
  • Rhys Thompson
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Intelligence and National Security
ABSTRACT With unique access to police and government resources in almost all levels of society, the Burma Police Special Branch was a core part of the colonial intelligence apparatus. It was the primary political intelligence organisation active in this period and acted as an analytical and advisory body to government. However, over time the Special Branch lost its investigative capability and when faced with increased political unrest in the 1920s and 1930s, it struggled to adapt to the… Expand

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