How double agent fooled Hitler, cut WWII short

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    LONDON: A wartime document published for the first time shows how the Nazis were fooled by one of their most trusted spies' doublecross that helped shorten the length of World War II.

    The piece of paper, which was a communication sent to the Nazis by their most trusted spy in Britain Juan Pujol Garcia, reveals how the agent gave deceptive information on Allies' D-Day landing plans in 1944. Pujol, a Spanish businessman who was believed by the Germans as one of their top assets in the UK, was actually working for Britain's intelligence during World War II.

    The paper shows how the double-cross helped an elaborate British wartime plot succeeded in convincing Hitler that the Allies were about to stage the bulk of the D-Day landings in Pas de Calais rather than on the Normandy coast — a diversion that proved crucial in guaranteeing the invasion's success in 1944, the BBC reported.

    The key to the plot's success was however linked to the success of Bletchley Park — the decryption centre depicted in the film 'Enigma' — which had decoded the intercepted memo written with Enigma code. This enabled them to monitor the success of their counter espionage and put in place the ultimate double cross that almost certainly shortened the war and save thousands of lives, said the report.

    Over 10,000 people were employed at Bletchley Park and they were saluted by former British PM Winston Churchill who in his biography described them as "an army of unarmed intellectuals."

    According to the report, Pujol used a fictitious web of informants and the reports he sent back to Germany were designed , ultimately, to mislead. But the double agent was so completely trusted at the top level of the Nazi high command that he was honoured for his services to Germany, with the approval of Hitler himself,making him one of the few to be given both the Iron Cross and the MBE for his WWII exploits.

    "He was no James Bond — he was a balding, boring, unsmiling little man," Amyas Godfrey, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute , was quoted as saying. "But he had the Germans completely fooled," he said.

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    And so goes the Axis propaganda. Give it up Brits! Everyone knows that you won over Hitler. One story every 6 months is appearing artificial now. All this ball tale & outsmarting genes you got is boring us now...
     
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    Common man, we all deserve to know how the spymasters of that era worked, this is fun anyway ! I anyway, have utmost respect for British intelligence, even today in some circles they are considered the best in the world in terms of humint !
     

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