Editor says, would Churchill have risked revealing that the Enigma Codes were cracked to save the Royal Family? muses Raymond Speer. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Politicians thread.
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Editor says, Gossip and not truth holds that Churchill was forewarned of the impending doom of Coventry through ULTRA intercepts but deliberately failed to give civilians adequate warning of the oncoming attack. In reality, no such revelation ever came to Churchill, either through ULTRA or in any other way. As John Keegan writes in his SECOND WORLD WAR, the ULTRA information was sparse and slow to be translated while the Battle of Britain was raging. Not until the Crete campaign was the ULTRA system good enough to provide daily reports on German set-up and plans. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.