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#1 Kai-Petri

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 12:03 AM

Just read that he was a German spy who sent info on the torpedo nets to U-47 which enabled the attack on the Royal Oak.

Anyone know more of this man or how he was able to get the info?
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Posted 06 March 2015 - 06:52 AM

Wonder if more info is released since my post on the attack....??


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 08:43 AM

AFAIK, this "story" has been around for decades, and is usually a myth/legend.

 

You never gave a "source" in the OP, so I don't know if you were reading a fictional or non-fictional account of the attack.


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 09:41 AM

Sorry have forgotten the source but I only read real life books since 2001, as I get more kicks from facts that fiction.


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 03:50 PM

One of the things I have read is that the German spys in the UK were all captured or turned fairly early in the war.  This is early enough that there may still have been some around though.  Shouldn't the info on them be released soon if it hasn't already?



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 08:49 PM

Why do I always cringe when I hear "real life" books.


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 09:30 PM

Seems that your "real life" book isn't really as "real" as it should be...

 

See "Myths & Legends of the Second World War" by James Hayward; Chapter 2:  Royal Oak(you might have to go back a few pages)

https://books.google...opage&q&f=false



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Posted 07 March 2015 - 08:44 AM

Well, at least we got to the true point, got no problem with that.  ;)


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