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Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Wotan, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Wotan

    Wotan New Member

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    wich name have the operation that start the ww2 i mean now the radio station ??? or know u operation with name night and fog ???
     
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    I don't think that the attack on the radio station had a name.
    IIRC, the first WW2 operation that had a name was the invasion of Poland, Operation Weiss (White)
     
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    ok but witch operation have name Night and Fog
     
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    Nacht und Nebel, or Night and Fog, was more of an on-going operation, to sneak people away in the dead of night. These were Jews and other 'undesirables.' The thinking was that if they just disappeared during the night, it would keep any other 'undesirables' on edge.

    You're thinking of the radio station at Gleiwitz. I'm not sure if it had a name or not. "Mincemeat" comes to mind, but I could be confusing that with something else.
     
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    ok thx i needet it for school :D
     
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    Mincemeat

    The name "Mincemeat" for this operation also comes to my mind. I think that the use of this word was an example of what passes for the German sense of humour and referred to the use of the dead bodies of German political prisoners. These were dressed in German uniforms and used to masquerade as German servicemen ostensibly killed by the Poles and therefore provided an easy and ready made excuse for the operation to start.
    BG
     
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    dang , how could the germans know for sure when these prisoners were going to die though ..were they all terminally ill?
     
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    I thought the code word 'mincemeat' had something to do with 'The Man Who Never Was'?
     
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    Yeah, with lead poisoning...
    :kill:
     

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