Bletchley Park, Spies and World War Two

This article is fascinating. It decribes how one World War Two double agent fed the Germans false information about the D-Day landings, convincing them that the main attack was to be near Calais and drawing significant numbers of German soldiers away from the actual landing sites on the beaches of Normandy.

The most interesting part, though, was that to ensure that he was trusted by the Germans, most of the information he gave them had to be accurate. I imagine his British handlers made sure none of it was too damaging, but still, it must be very difficult to know that you are essentially condemning people to death, even if it is for the greater good in the end.

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