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We need an intelligence sub-forum

Discussion in 'Counter-Battery Fire' started by CPL Punishment, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Pelekys

    Pelekys Member

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    I believe that a fresh new breeze is always wellcome. A sector which is not be discussed is a new challenge that can give energy and knowledge to many people and also strange, weird and fascinating cases can be discussed from Zorge, Orhestra, Morimura, Tyler Kent, Ciceron to Ent Chapman, Black Chamber and OSS and SAs, Kebei Tai and SIM. Needless to mention Brandeburger and Italian Frogmen or operations in Norway and Antarctica.
     
  2. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    I can't wait to discuss how Aurora is connected to a baseball diamond on the Washington Mall.
     
  3. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    Why wait? I'm hungry.
     
  4. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    How about Commandos, Spys and, Electronic warfare? That pretty much covers the lot in WW 2 termnology. Special ops is a modern term and intelligence was more an end product than a job title back then. EW rounds out the lot with discussions of the first war using widespread radio, radar, sonar, etc.
     
  5. CPL Punishment

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    What do you have in mind, head cheese on rye?
     
  6. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    thread pinned...
     
  7. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    I could use some nice Rochefort cheese.
     
  8. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    FYI, and to keep interest in this proposed forum kept foremost:

    Ultra decrypts Aug 1940 KGr. 100 (page 1)
     
  9. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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  11. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    We definately need an intel forum...From pre war when the major orginisations were born and ww2 obviously...but also relating to cold war and the unique Brit USA set up. Kit and people..Today included for int matters today are the chld and in lots of cases still the same position as shared intel in ww2. Rpas...Langley, Gchq, sat etc...

    A few of us have a historical and career interest and without spreading the still underwrap stuff can point to how today's work was born and still uses the old links and ways.

    International partnership garners distinguished award
     
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  12. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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  16. Biak

    Biak Adjutant

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    I like the idea of a separate section for Codes, Cyphers & Spies too.

    I'll put this one up ;

    "Julia Child is probably best known for bringing French cuisine into America’s mainstream. But, few know that she had a dynamic career as an intelligence officer before she became a cooking icon.
    Soon after the United States entered World War II, Julia felt the need to serve her country. Too tall to join the military (she was 6’2”), Julia volunteered her services to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which was the forerunner of today’s Central Intelligence Agency. She was one of 4,500 women who served in the OSS.
    She started out at OSS Headquarters in Washington, working directly for General William J. Donovan, the leader of OSS. Working as a research assistant in the Secret Intelligence division, Julia typed up thousands of names on little white note cards, a system that was needed to keep track of officers during the days before computers. Although her encounters with the General were minor, she recalled later in life that his “aura” always remained with her.
    Julia then worked with the OSS Emergency Sea Rescue Equipment Section, where she helped develop shark repellent. The repellent was a critical tool during WWII, and was coated on explosives that were targeting German U-boats. Before the introduction of the shark repellent, curious sharks would sometimes set off the explosives when they bumped into them.
    From 1944-1945, Julia was sent overseas and worked in Ceylon, present day Sri Lanka, and Kunming, China. During these last two years in the OSS, Julia served as Chief of the OSS Registry. Julia -- having top security clearances -- knew every incoming and outgoing message that passed throughout her office, as her Registry was serving all the intelligence branches. During her time in Ceylon, Julia handled highly classified papers that dealt with the invasion of the Malay Peninsula. Julia was fascinated with the work, even when there were moments of danger.
    Not only did Julia contribute to the efforts of the OSS, but during her time of service, she met her husband. Paul Child was also an OSS officer. He was well traveled, and it was he who opened Julia’s eyes to appreciate fine French cuisine. The two married in September 1946.
    Paul was assigned with the U.S. Information Agency in France in 1948, and this is where Julia’s studies of the culinary arts began, at one of France’s most prestigious cooking schools, Le Cordon Bleu. Her cooking career has a place in American history, as many remember her as an enthusiastic and opinionated chef. With her many television series and cookbooks, her legacy still lives on to this day.
    Her contributions and eagerness to serve her country are well remembered and appreciated by the OSS family. Julia died at the age of 91 in 2004, two days before her 92nd birthday."

    https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2007-featured-story-archive/julia-child.html

    And I know the above is true : look at the web address :)
     
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    I could go for some Jarlsberg cheese :yum:
     
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    I would love to have a sub forum on that topic! Also should include stuff about the Navajo Code talkers, which were a big asset to the US in the Pacific theater.
     
  19. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    it's Roquefort . Rochefort is a Harbour, not cheese (unless some colonial confused both names and actually named a cheese after a Harbour).

    Thanks Jeff for the new sub section.
     

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