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US Mlitary Attache in Egypt inadvertantly advising Rommel of British Plans

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#1 spidge

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 12:44 PM

Has anybody seen the details of these intercepts being passed on to Rommel by Colonel Bonney Fellers?

Bonner Fellers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1941, then-Colonel Fellers was Military Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Egypt. He was assigned to monitor and report on British military operations in North Africa and the Middle East. As the representative of a very important friendly power, he was given full access to British activities and information. Fellers reported everything he learned to the U.S. His reports were especially prized by Army commander in chief General George Marshall.
Fellers' messages were sent by radio, encrypted in the "Black Code" of the U.S. State Department. The details of this code were stolen from the U.S. Embassy in Italy by Italian spies in September 1941; it was also broken by German cryptanalysts, who read "Black Code" messages.[1]
Fellers' radiograms were intercepted and decrypted by the Germans. They were a treasure trove of valuable information to the Axis. The information was not only extensive and timely, it was also guaranteed authentic: the British would not be lying to their American friends.

And here,
Intercepted Communications for Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

and here,
The Good Source « The Crusader Project
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Spidge,


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#2 Andreas

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:58 PM

I have, since that last link is my site ;)

Not more than the one I have translated and transcribed though, I am afraid.

All the best

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#3 spidge

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

I have, since that last link is my site ;)

Not more than the one I have translated and transcribed though, I am afraid.

All the best

Andreas


Good one Andreas, I wondered where I had seen the site name before.
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Spidge,


My project is the collection of over 11,400+ RAAF Headstone/Memorial photos located in 70 countries during WW2 and the 360+ from WW1. Can you assist? Do you know someone that can?
-------------------------------------------------------
My Signature photo is the Battalion history of WW2 and the patch of the 2/8th battalion. (Blood & Bandages)
My Avatar is my dad, Gunner Frederick Edwin Swallow "C" Company, 2/8th Battalion, 19th Brigade, 6th Division AIF. Critically wounded on the first attack on Tobruk, January 21st 1941.



 





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