This file contains the Evill Report and related correspondence and papers. In 1947, Sir Douglas Evill was commissioned to review British intelligence organisation, and produced this report on his findings in November of that year. Sir Douglas highlighted the inadequacies of the present intelligence organisation, focussing especially on the need for better scientific and technical intelligence and more political and military intelligence on the Soviet Union. His report makes a number of recommendations which were adopted by British intelligence over the following months, such as the creation of a new Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee (JIC) charter; the clarification of the role of the JIC chairman; and the expansion and reorganisation of the Joint Scientific Intelligence Committee. The report also includes diagrams of the British intelligence structure, a table of recommended changes, and an analysis of American intelligence organisation for comparison.


British intelligence organisation, intelligence services responsibilities, intelligence channels, intelligence reports, defence, intelligence requirements, Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee duties, technology, scientific research, military intelligence, personnel, scientific experts, manpower, security, information sharing, liaison, American intelligence services, Anglo-American relations, airfields, inter-services cooperation, photographic reconnaissance, aerial reconnaissance, mobilisation, finances, political intelligence, predicting enemy intentions, assessing enemy strength, weapons development, war preparations, colonies, empire, atomic warfare, biological warfare, chemical warfare

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