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  • #46
    Originally posted by TheKiwi View Post
    This is true. On the other hand, their operations in the Netherlands were completely compromised - and worse the British ignored all the "I have been captured and turned" code words in the radio messages from their agents and kept dropping arms, agents and money into German hands. They only discovered this when the Germans - feeling they'd done all they could - sent them a taunting message.
    There is also a strong suspicion that MI5 knew the operation was compromised and it was judged more useful to let a few agents be captured in order to feed deeper misinformation into the German system.

    ie you have to let the Germans win a few so that they don't know you have rigged the game.

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    • #47
      Seems more like that the rivalry between SIS and SOE is to blame.

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

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Corrupt View Post

        They spent a lot of time attacking each other for being the wrong sort of resistance.
        Not really in France
        True in Yugoslavia though

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Mordoror View Post

          Not really in France
          True in Yugoslavia though
          In many other places too especialy where there were different ideological groups with significant support like AL and AK. Actual fighting was not common but many groups were not above using Gestapo to do their dirty work for them.

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