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How about the British sharing Enigma intelligence with the USA?

 

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Alternatively, how about the British giving the USSR Enigma intelligence that the Japanese weren't going to attack in 1941, allowing them to transfer fresh divisions from Siberia to the fighting outside Moscow?

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We gave them Enigma intelligence in 1941 that the Germans were going to attack. They didnt believe it.

 

Been reading a book by Simon Seebag montefiore, and Enigma was a multinational operation to a degree I didnt previously understand. Sure, the poles giving the British (and the French) access to Enigma is well known. What is less well known is that the French spy managed to get an Enigma operating manual from a spy, and they shared that intelligence with Britain and America. The British and American side of it is well known, but the wider commitment to the effort isnt. That was less military liasion than secret intelligence sharing however.

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Been reading a book by Simon Seebag montefiore, and Enigma was a multinational operation to a degree I didnt previously understand. Sure, the poles giving the British (and the French) access to Enigma is well known. What is less well known is that the French spy managed to get an Enigma operating manual from a spy, and they shared that intelligence with Britain and America. The British and American side of it is well known, but the wider commitment to the effort isnt. That was less military liasion than secret intelligence sharing however.

 

Everyone knows, thanks to a documentary on this matter titled "U571" :lol:

 

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Been reading a book by Simon Seebag montefiore, and Enigma was a multinational operation to a degree I didnt previously understand. Sure, the poles giving the British (and the French) access to Enigma is well known. What is less well known is that the French spy managed to get an Enigma operating manual from a spy, and they shared that intelligence with Britain and America. The British and American side of it is well known, but the wider commitment to the effort isnt. That was less military liasion than secret intelligence sharing however.

 

Everyone knows, thanks to a documentary on this matter titled "U571" :lol:

 

 

 

Oh dont, please. It still pains me. Its about the only movie about U Boats I refuse to ever see. :(

 

The real story of what happened to U110 and U559 is far more interesting and heroic than anything Hollywood could make up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-110_(1940)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-559

Fasson and Grazier. Now thats two names nobody knows.

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Been reading a book by Simon Seebag montefiore, and Enigma was a multinational operation to a degree I didnt previously understand. Sure, the poles giving the British (and the French) access to Enigma is well known. What is less well known is that the French spy managed to get an Enigma operating manual from a spy, and they shared that intelligence with Britain and America. The British and American side of it is well known, but the wider commitment to the effort isnt. That was less military liasion than secret intelligence sharing however.

 

Everyone knows, thanks to a documentary on this matter titled "U571" :lol:

 

 

 

Oh dont, please. It still pains me. Its about the only movie about U Boats I refuse to ever see. :(

 

The real story of what happened to U110 and U559 is far more interesting and heroic than anything Hollywood could make up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-110_(1940)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-559

Fasson and Grazier. Now thats two names nobody knows.

 

 

Actually, it's far more complicated than that, with Poles, French and the USians also joining in deciphering the Engima machines.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptanalysis_of_the_Enigma

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Post 5 Retac. :D

 

I just read this, and if anyone has a passing interest in the Naval Enigma story and all the major players, you probably cant do much better.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Enigma-Military-Paperbacks-Sebag-Montefiore-2004-10-07/dp/B0182Q049U/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?keywords=Simon+Sebag+Montefiore+enigma&qid=1557911868&s=books&sr=1-2-fkmr0

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