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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. First American Edition [stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 338 pages. Maps. Illustrations. Footnotes. List of Abbreviations. List of Staff Identified. Sources and Select Bibliography. Index. Black mark on bottom edge. Patrick Beesly (27 June 1913 – 16 August 1986) was a British author and intelligence officer during World War II. Just before World War II, he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) in June 1939, became a Sub-Lieutenant (Special Branch), and was appointed to the Naval Intelligence Division (NID 2), in the section concentrating on France, Spain, and the Benelux countries. His first assignment was with the activities of armed merchant raiders but from 1941 until the end of the war with Germany he worked on submarine tracking as Deputy to Commander Rodger Winn. Patrick Beesly's first book, Very Special Intelligence in 1977 was well received. He proceeded to write other works on related intelligence and historical themes, some of which involved some far-reaching conclusions.