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7 Apr 1941

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  • Norwegians John Moe and Tor Glad, who had been recruited by the German Abwehr to conduct acts of sabotage in Great Britain, landed at Crovie on Scotland’s Moray Firth. They immediately approached the local authorities and were interrogated by MI5 and MI6. Both men (codenamed Mutt and Jeff) were turned under the MI5 double-cross programme as double agents. They would conduct staged acts of sabotage on worthless targets and fed false information by radio to the Abwehr before the Allied invasion of North Africa, prompting Germany to keep thousands of troops in Scandinavia. ww2dbase [Crovie, Scotland | AC]

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