Discussion in '1940' started by phylo_roadking, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    All, one of the things Wilhelm Canarais is reported to have helped the British with is Sealion - but I'm trying to find out how - as in to what level of detail or what aspect he assisted?
  2. L J

    L J Senior Member

    To know how he helped the British (what I do not believe ),we should first know in sofar he had any information on Sealion (if he had some,what I do not believe,till I have seen the proofs )
  3. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Admiral Canaris, along with Oster, actually helped the Allies while supervising all German espionage and counterespionage. They were revealing important German strategy and battle plans to the Allies - from Hitler's impending western offensive against the Low countries and France to Hitler's plan to invade Britain. Canaris also misled Hitler into believing that the Allies would not land at Anzio in 1943.

    Canaris, Resistance

    ...which is first what made me wonder. And of course as head of the Abwehr his organisation would be fully involved in obtaining intelligence and information for the invasion planning.
  4. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    Could also recommend the book Waller / "The unseen war in Europe"

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