After finally receiving the documents I was waiting for I can write a detailed essay about the compromise of Soviet codes in WWII. Within the month I’ll also try to cover other interesting cases such as the German investigations on the solution of the Enigma by the Polish codebreakers and the FLD code used by French War Ministry in the period 1939-1940.
How important was code breaking to the german high command? Did Hitler ever refer to it at okw etc?ReplyDelete
thanks for the fascinating blog
Just like the Allies considered sigint to be extremelly valuable so did the Germans. Intelligence from importance sources was shown to Hitler, for example the Churchill-Roosevelt transcripts:Delete
thank you - fascinating. btw I would be interested for your views on german intel at Stalingrad as covered / not covered by David Glantz in his trilogy. I have bought these b ut only scanned them - I have not seen much there on german intel so far.ReplyDelete
I’m not a big fan of Glantz. I’ve read ‘When titans clashed’ and it had serious mistakes since throughout the book he used Soviet sources for German strength and loss statistics (instead of the German archives). I haven’t read any of his new books, nor do I plan to so I can’t comment on them. I think that no popular history of WWII written so far has accurate information on the Axis sigint operations. The relevant files have only been released in the last decade and it doesn’t seem like the establishment historians have taken notice….Delete