- 666 pages
- Black & White
- 6.0 x 9.0 inches
- 978-1-77511-361-4 Paperback
- 978-1-77511-360-7 Hardcover
- History, Military, Canada
- History, Military, Other
- Political Science, Political Freedom & Security, Intelligence
Canadian military headquarters, Department of National Defense, Intelligence studies, Military history, Military intelligence, Peacekeeping history, Security
Scarlet to Green
A History of Intelligence in the Canadian Army 1903-1963
Major S.R. Elliot
Scarlet to Green details the ‘boom and bust’ cycles of the Canadian Army’s intelligence organization from its inception in 1903 to 1963, the eve of the Integration of the Canadian Armed Forces. The book analyzes the role of intelligence in Canadian Army operations in World Wars I and II, and the Korean War, as well as its activities in Canada. The influence of intelligence on operational decision-making, the development of new intelligence collection techniques, and the challenges of countering enemy espionage and subversion are some of the enduring aspects of military intelligence explored. Elliot draws particular attention to the imperatives for having a highly capable and professional military intelligence organization and staff, and shows the challenges when the situation is otherwise, in both peace and war.
With a new Foreword and Afterword by Dr. David A. Charters (Professor of Military History (retd) and Senior Fellow at The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, University of New Brunswick), this second edition commemorates the 35th Anniversary of the Canadian Intelligence Branch, the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the Army’s Canadian Intelligence Corps, and the latter’s formal re-instatement in December 2016.
“Scarlet to Green was a remarkable work of research and writing for its time…. It stands as a tribute to the founders and practitioners of the military intelligence craft in its first sixty years in the Canadian Army, and remains a major contribution to the study of intelligence in Canada.” new Foreword by Dr David A. Charters, Professor of Military History (Retd) and Senior Fellow, The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
“… Major Elliot’s work has not been superseded by any study equal in scope and depth.” new Foreword by Dr David A. Charters, Professor of Military History (Retd) and Senior Fellow, The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
“Scarlet to Green will find a respected place in many military libraries around the word, particularly those serving intelligence agencies.” Major-General Edward B. Atkeson, National Intelligence Officer for General Purpose Forces, Central Intelligence Agency, November 1982, Army
“…a highly detailed but readable study of the organization and history of the [Intelligence] Corps in peace and war.” W. Alexander Morrison, 1981, Canadian Annual Book Review
Major Stuart Robert (Bob) Elliot (1922-2015) enlisted in the Royal Canadian Artillery in 1942 before later transferring to the Canadian Intelligence Corps. After completing Japanese language training, he served in the South East Asia Command in India, Malaya and Java (Indonesia). Obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1948, his professional career subsequently included joining the Defence Research Board from 1949-52, serving as an intelligence officer in the Canadian Army from 1952-1972 and working as the Information Officer for the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, where he was responsible for The Military Balance, until his retirement in 1987. For over 15 years, he intensively researched and wrote the first edition of Scarlet to Green (pub. 1981) in support of the Canadian Military Intelligence Association’s History Project.
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