Those were the words of an officer to persuade men to join his unit. The Army, with the cunning of centuries of planting ideas of heroism in the minds of young men, ”invited operators nearing 3rd Class rating to volunteer (how gentle) for hazardous duties”.
Should you be expecting tales like those of Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond books, you will be disappointed. The task of ‘Y' Service was to gather information from the enemy radio traffic and to “Create alarm and despondency among the enemy”
In the background you should be able to hear a (slowed down!) simulation of Enigma traffic - five letter groups. Use the control below to stop it.
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