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#1 Rick

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 0709 AM

Was there worthwhile information passed between countries that drastically altered a nation's military thoughts and actions? Altered political decisions?

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#2 RETAC21

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 1224 PM

The Zimmerman telegram?


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#3 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 0509 AM

I remember reading Brixmis were told by the Soviets at GSFG that they had no hostile intentions over poland in the 1980's. Which clearly was useful, in that it didnt let rhetoric get out of hand on either side.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 0710 AM

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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#5 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 0929 AM

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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Posted 11 May 2019 - 0941 AM

Analysis of the 73 war was pretty important to the development of AirLand Battle in the mid-70s. Does that count?
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 1930 PM

 

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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Posted 13 May 2019 - 2054 PM

Does this count?

 

https://www.youtube....g_iMg9Sc&t=191s


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#9 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 0244 AM

 

 

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...ne_U-110_(1940)

https://en.wikipedia...submarine_U-559

Fasson and Grazier. Now thats two names nobody knows.


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#10 RETAC21

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 0414 AM

 

 

 

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...ne_U-110_(1940)

https://en.wikipedia...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...s_of_the_Enigma


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#11 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 0419 AM

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.c...ks&sr=1-2-fkmr0


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