Daniel, Glyn Edmund, 1914-1986

by Stuart Piggott

19 Apr 2016
978-0-19-726083-8 hbk

Extract relating to military intelligence work:

The war years swiftly intervened; by 1940 Daniel was commissioned in the RAF as one of the small group of archaeologists, geologists, geographers and surveyors which was to form the nucleus of the Air Photo Interpretation branch of inter-service intelligence. Posted to India in 1942 as a staff officer to organize (and eventually to direct) photo-intelligence in the South East Asia theatre of war, in 1946, with the rank of Wing-Commander he returned to civilian life, to his [St John’s] College [Cambridge] Fellowship and as Director of Studies, and to an Assistant Lectureship in the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology.

[See also the Memoir of Stuart Piggott.]

(See: List of humanities scholars who worked in military intelligence in the Second World War)

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