Query: Codebreaking in World War II
leszek at kobiernicki.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Feb 28 16:16:01 EST 2001
I knew some O-II officers and was fortunate to hear their analyses. They
became my family tradition. The general concensus was, that WC had to obey
orders given him to support the Communists. O-II were sacrificial lambs in
this little arrangement. Wladyslaw Kozaczuk has written a book on BS-4 (
the Polish Cipher Bureau ) which is the best I have yet seen. O-II were
NOT allowed to work in BP, or to make a main contribution to the then joint
Allied SIGINT effort after Sikorski confronted the NKVD in 1943, but were
banished to operating an outstation on the periphery of London, while their
focus of their effort was downgraded to routine/low-level traffic. SIS
thought very highly of them, but were not prepared to make an issue with the
politicals in the FO etc. of the Cabinet's appalling treatment of the London
Govts-in-Exile. They had enough on their own plate, fighting to stem the
In this way, British intelligence lost their most faithful friends. The
Poles were insufficiently PC for the sponsors of the Communist programme.
They consistently declined all offers to form an integral part of the joint
Black-and-Red Terror Commu-Nazi partnership for the planned subjection of
Europe. Therefore they had to be neutralized. That is a whole topic in
itself. What was done to them, was done to others, a little later.
Gradualism. By degrees ...
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