Operation Mincemeat – How a Dead Secret Agent Made the Invasion of Sicily Possible

Allied intelligence strategists during World War II began to plan the invasion of Europe toward the end of the North Africa campaign.  The first strategic initiative of this next big phase of the way was to neutralize the German defenses in the island of Sicily.  This was no small task because the island was difficult to approach the Germans were well entrenched on the island so it was well defended by land, sea and air.

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Breaking the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park

Of the many top secret operations conducted by secret service agents in World War II, there is no doubt that the breaking of the German Enigma code was the one that gave the Allies the greatest strategic advantage in the war.  But the task of finally decoding this highly complex system was not without a lot of effort of the finest minds that could be put against the task.  It was a massive operation at times requiring the services of over 500 people all working in absolute secrecy at Bletchley Park in Great Britain.

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1st Commando Brigade Help the Allies Win World War II

From the inception of World War II, the need for highly trained commando units to conduct targeted strikes in coordination with larger military strategies was crucial. To respond to this need, the British government organized the 1st Special Service Brigade and began organizing and training them for commando style tactics beginning in 1940.  However on December 6, 1944, the units were renamed the 1st Commando Brigade to break any association with the German SS in using the term “Special Services”.

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Virginia Hall – The Greatest American Female Spy

If there were ever the highest form of praise that an enemy can give to a spy, it was the one the German Gestapo gave to Virgina Hall when they called her “the most dangerous  allied spy”.  Hall was a classic World War II spy in many ways including her many aliases of “Germaine”, Camille”, … Read more

The French Underground

We often think of spying in World War II as something that is done alone by one intrepid and very courageous individual.  The movies and spy novels have created a myth of James Bond and other cartoonish spies that are able to do amazing things working alone.  But in almost all cases, the spies who were able to do serious damage to the German and Axis war efforts were working with an underground network of secretive operatives, any of which could be considered just as amazing and courageous as any movie hero you ever met.

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The Breaking of the JN-25 Code

Next to 911, Pearle Harbor may have been the most dramatic shaking of our nation’s sense of security in our history.  While that attack eventually backfired on Japan because it mobilized the American people to defeat the axis powers, it did accomplish the goal of instilling a great deal of concern that Japan would be … Read more

Jobs of Spies in World War II

Much of the drama of stories of conflict in World War II revolve around the great battles of the times.  While those were spectacular, the great victories of the war could not have been possible if not for the tireless and courageous efforts of  hundreds of spies and operatives to did their job to give … Read more

Vietnam War Facts

The Vietnam War is one of the most well known wars to happen after both World War One and World War Two. The Vietnam is also the war that many do not understand because the information given in the media is usually incorrect and full of bias facts. While the Vietnam War was a resounding … Read more

U.S. Vietnam War

Following World War 2 communist country’s lead by China recognized the Vietminh’s democratic republic of Vietnam as the official government of North Vietnam, whilst other nations recognized the French-backed, South Vietnamese Government, With emperor Bao Dai as its ruler. With the outbreak of the Korean war in the early 1950’s governments believed that Indochina was a direct expansionism of Communism by the Soviet Union.

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