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-and if we had succeeded in convincing the Germans -we might have succeeded in diverting some military forces and perhaps the Luftwaffe to that area, but the U-boats would have been drawn to the Straits of Gibraltar through which the real convoys would have to pass for the genuine operation. Often, therefore, it is the case of a compromise between what would be a perfect cover target and what it is possible to get the enemy to believe.
When we came to relate this theory to the particular problem which faced our Intelligence team, our task was to try to convince the Germans that we were not going to attack Sicily-the target which must have been obvious to them-and to persuade them to move their forces elsewhere and to use up time and effort in strengthening the defences of other places.
Looking at the situation from the Allied angle, we had an army under General Eisenhower based on French North Africa at the western end of the Mediterranean and another army under FieldMarshal Sir Henry Wilson based on Egypt, together holding the whole North African coast. We knew that it was intended that both these great forces should be used for a single operation. There were many reasons for this decision which it would take too long to detail here, but I can summarise them in brief by saying that an assault on the defended coast of Sicily, followed by an advance up the peninsula of Italy, would need all the forces that we had available. Apart from the actual troops and aircraft engaged, there was a considerable shortage of landing craft and the task of providing the shipping and escorts

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