The Economic Blockade

Title:                      The Economic Blockade

Author:                 W. N. Medlicott

Medlicott, W. N. (1952, 1959). The Economic Blockade. London, H. M. Stationery Off.,

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Date Posted:      May 3, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

Volume 2 of this official history of the Ministry of Economic War-fare covers the period from the summer of 1941 to the end of the war in 1945 and deals with the application of plans to strangle ,the economies of Germany, Italy, and Japan. Appendix IV deals with the intelligence organization of the ministry to support these plans. It emphasizes the increasing demand for technical specialists in every branch of industry, commerce, and finance as intelligence analysts. There was also an increasing need for specialists who could transfer technological and economic assessments into bombing targets for the Royal Air Force—that is, the transfer of intelligence to economic warfare applications.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 112

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