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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 9:43 p.m. PST

…. spies of Nazi Germany.

"The pre-war German Army rejected Captain Theodore von Hippel's idea of using small units of highly trained men to penetrate enemy defenses before main actions began.

Down but not out, he ended up joining the German intelligence agency known as the Abwehr, in whom he found its commander, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, a willing listener…."
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Legion 409 Jun 2018 8:01 a.m. PST

They were certainly a very effective force, especially for their size.

Fred Cartwright09 Jun 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

Not so much spies more like commandos. These days they would be branded as SF I am sure.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2018 11:23 a.m. PST



brave face09 Jun 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

Umm, what is "SF", please?

Fred Cartwright09 Jun 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

Special Forces!

brave face09 Jun 2018 12:35 p.m. PST

Ja, danke!

Legion 409 Jun 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

Yes, very much like Special Forces today …

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