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Special Operations: Bletchley Park and the Ultra Secret

During the Second World War, Bletchley Park was the site of the UK's main decryption establishment, the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), where cyphers and codes of several Axis countries were decrypted, most importantly the cyphers generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines. The high-level intelligence produced at Bletchley Park,… Read more...

Special Operations: The Saint Nazaire Raid

Building on the success of various Commando Raids during 1941, Headquarters Combined Operations moved up the scale of size and complexity by electing to attack and deny the only dry dock that could take a German battleship for repairs, the Normandie Dock at St Nazaire on France's Atlantic coast. The problem was that the port was miles up an estuary… Read more...

Special Operations: Bruneval Raid

In 1941 Dr RV Jones became convinced that the Germans had developed their own radar system that would account for increasing RAF bomber casualties. The hunt was on! Eventually an enemy W├╝rzburg system was located on the cliffs of Northern France at Bruneval and seizing it would be the solution to overcoming the enemy radar problem. A joint operation… Read more...