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Juan Pujol Garcia:The first shitposter: My bros I have been doing a lot of reading about Wacky wwil Hjinks lately and I want to tel you a slory because I love it okay once upon a time there was a dude in Spain named Juan Pujol Garcia Pujol was a chicken famer. Pujol hated him some goddamn fascists See Span had recently ended its civt war, with the fascists taking power So when wwll broke out in Europe, Spain technically remained neutrail but in practice was buddy buddy with the Nazis Juan Pujol Garcia thought this was pretty bulishit so soon ater war breaks out Pujol travels to his local British embassy and goes heyI wanna spy on the Nazis for you who the fuck are you? say the Brtish, and kick him out but Pujol is not deterredl He stil wants to dunk on some fascists, so now he goes to his local Geman embassy instead. hey he says, 1 wanna spy on the Brtish for you, I sure do hate them yeah okay say the Germans that seems pretty legit and just like that Pujol now officialy warks for the Abwehr, the German intelligence agency. They hand him some spy gear (invisible Ink and such) and instruct him to travel lo Lisbon, and from there make his way into the UK So Pujol heads to Lisbon, and a ltde while later writes to his German handliers teling them he's made it to England Pujol had not made it to England. He had, in fact, made t to the Lisbon public library, where he checked out a number of English guide bocks and set about just wholesavle making smr up this is sighy complicated by he fact that, for example, he completely did not understand British currency and all his expense reports were basicaly gibberish He also reported things like brioing Scotsmen, because the people of Glasgow would do anything tor a Itre of wine (an actual quote) because, hey, people in Spain lke wine so that's probably the same nigh? Here is where it starts to get realy crazy, because the Atwehr Joves tns woW this dude is a great spy they say because apparenty none of them had ever been the England esther. In fact, they are so pumped about this new awesome spy that the British stairt to get worried you see, by this time the British had cracked German's supposedly unbreakable Enigma code and were totally dunking on the Nazis by reading basically all of ther-super top secret-radio transmissions. And, crucially, they'd become so good at breaking and reading traffic that there were iterally no German spies in England. The Germans would set up a spy drop (usually dropping duces in by parachute in the middle of the night), the Brtish would intercept the message and then just scoop the dudes up as soon as they landed in a move that must have been SUPER embarrassing to the spies so there are no Geman spies in the UK because theyre all shting in a prison run by MI5 (although some are being run under supervision as double agents, feeding Genmany builshit) But suddenly MI5 is picking up all this traffic from the Germans talking about their super great spy- a spy the Bntish do not have in their jail oh shit says MI5, and starts rereading all the transmissions they have to and from this mysterious super spy hey wait says MI5, upon actually reading the shit the spy was sending someone is playing sily buggers, pip pip cheerio At this point, Pujol sll in Lisbon, had actualily been approaching the British embassy again, repeatedly, but apparently 1 am literally an Abwehr agent and would like to offer you my services wasn't interesting enough, because he was repeatedly turned away, again it want until MIS started asking around that one of the embassy staf was like oh yeah we know that guy so in 1942 the British finally make contact with Pujol and he officially becomes a spy for Mi5. They move him to London and assign him a case oicer so he can start making up even better bulshit and he does. Once actually in London, Pujol reports to the Abwehr that he d recruited a whole slew of informants from a bunch of Welsh Aryans to disaffected army officers. He ends up wih a network of 20+ sub-spies, all feeding him information from around the U none of mese people actualy exist Pujol just straight up invented like 20 people, keeping careful track of their fake personalties, names, and actvities with the hep of Mi5, the information he sends becomes even better- a mix of true but ultimately useless facis and actualy important intel tmed to artve in Germany just sightly too late to be af any use. He and his "spy network become the Abwehr's most trusted agents Pujol, now codenamed Agent Garbo (for his acting skils), ends up playing a huge role in the run-up to D-Day, where the Alies mounted a huge intellgenoe campaign to convince Htler that the planned sile of attack was going to be Calais and not Normandy (this was Operation Fortitude and you should absolulely look t up lor more Wacky WWll Adventures) Obviously you know how this ended crazly enough, the Abwenr never figured out that Pujol was a double agent After the war he recelved both the Iron Cross Second Class (which require personal authorization from Hitier), and a Member of the Order of the Brtish Empire (from King George Vi unable to resist being rotaly fucking ndiculous, Pujol tumed down MI5's post-war offer to continue spying, but this time against he USSR TO, he said just help me fake my own death and then I'm moving to Venezuela and thats exacly what he ad Juan Garcia Pujol died in 1988, at the age of 76 Okay I'm just editing my reblog to add this picture of Juan Pujol Garcia because I feel that t adds so much to the story to picture him doing ALL THE ABOVE with this expression: what a legend Juan Pujol Garcia:The first shitposter
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Selama perang dunia kedua, Kementerian Informasi Britania mempunyai andil atas foto-foto perang apa saja yang bisa dibagikan kepada pers, termasuk foto-foto yang berwarna. Memang, kebanyakan foto yang diambil selama perang dunia kedua adalah foto hitam putih, namun di antara 1942 sampai 1945, para fotografer Inggris juga mengambil sekitar 3000 foto berwarna. Foto-foto ini juga belum pernah ditampilkan selama lebih dari 70 tahun. Namun baru-baru ini Imperial War Museum di Inggris baru saja mempublikasikan foto-foto ini. 1. Anggota Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (Anggota Bersenjata Wanita-WAAF) mempersiapkan parasut yang nantinya digunakan Pasukan udara Inggris saat Invasi ke Eropa, Mei 1944 2. Para wanita yang membuat peluru dan peluru meriam di pabrik amunisi bawah tanah di Wirral, Merseyside, 1945. 3. Perencana taktik Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) yang sedang bekerja di Coastal Artillery Headquarters (Markas Besar Artileri Pantai) di Dover, Desember 1942. 4. Tank penyembur api “Churchill Crocodile” sedang beraksi, Agustus 1944. 5. Pekerja setempat membantu mekanik Royal Air Force mengganti mesin pesawat Lockheed Hudson di Yundum, Gambia, April 1943. 6. Marsekal Lapangan Sir Bernard Montgomery menjelaskan strategi Sekutu kepada Raja George VI dalam karavan komandonya di Belanda, Oktober 1944. 7. Letnan Vernon R. Richards dari Grup Tempur ke-361 yang sedang menerbangkan pesawat Mustang P-51D yang dijuluki 'Tika IV', saat misi pendamping pengebom pada tahun 1944. Enam swastika yang ada di pesawatnya mewakili tiap pesawat yang ia sudah jatuhkan 8. Kru senjata berukuran 5,5 inci dari Resimen Menengah ke-75 (Shropshire Yeomanry), Royal Artillery, yang sedang beraksi di Italia, September 1943. 9. Para kru dari Divisi Lapis Baja ke-6, membersihkan laras tank Crusader di El Aroussa di Tunisia, Mei 1943. Sumber: http:-intisari.grid.id: D-O D DARK SIDE Foto-foto Langka Berwarna dari He-2 Dipublikasikan untuk umum Selama perang dunia kedua, Kementerian Informasi Britania mempunyai andil atas foto-foto perang apa saja yang bisa dibagikan kepada pers, termasuk foto-foto yang berwarna. Memang, kebanyakan foto yang diambil selama perang dunia kedua adalah foto hitam putih, namun di antara 1942 sampai 1945, para fotografer Inggris juga mengambil sekitar 3000 foto berwarna. Foto-foto ini juga belum pernah ditampilkan selama lebih dari 70 tahun. Namun baru-baru ini Imperial War Museum di Inggris baru saja mempublikasikan foto-foto ini. 1. Anggota Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (Anggota Bersenjata Wanita-WAAF) mempersiapkan parasut yang nantinya digunakan Pasukan udara Inggris saat Invasi ke Eropa, Mei 1944 2. Para wanita yang membuat peluru dan peluru meriam di pabrik amunisi bawah tanah di Wirral, Merseyside, 1945. 3. Perencana taktik Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) yang sedang bekerja di Coastal Artillery Headquarters (Markas Besar Artileri Pantai) di Dover, Desember 1942. 4. Tank penyembur api “Churchill Crocodile” sedang beraksi, Agustus 1944. 5. Pekerja setempat membantu mekanik Royal Air Force mengganti mesin pesawat Lockheed Hudson di Yundum, Gambia, April 1943. 6. Marsekal Lapangan Sir Bernard Montgomery menjelaskan strategi Sekutu kepada Raja George VI dalam karavan komandonya di Belanda, Oktober 1944. 7. Letnan Vernon R. Richards dari Grup Tempur ke-361 yang sedang menerbangkan pesawat Mustang P-51D yang dijuluki 'Tika IV', saat misi pendamping pengebom pada tahun 1944. Enam swastika yang ada di pesawatnya mewakili tiap pesawat yang ia sudah jatuhkan 8. Kru senjata berukuran 5,5 inci dari Resimen Menengah ke-75 (Shropshire Yeomanry), Royal Artillery, yang sedang beraksi di Italia, September 1943. 9. Para kru dari Divisi Lapis Baja ke-6, membersihkan laras tank Crusader di El Aroussa di Tunisia, Mei 1943. Sumber: http:-intisari.grid.id

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6 FEB: A portrait of the Queen by British photographer David Bailey has been reissued for her Sapphire Jubilee, marking 65 years on the throne. In the photo, the Queen wears sapphire jewellery given to her by King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947. The Queen has become the first British monarch to reach a sapphire jubilee. The portrait was among a series taken by Bailey in 2014, with one released for the Queen's 88th birthday that year. She became the UK's longest-reigning monarch in 2015 at the age of 89. In the portrait, the Queen wears a necklace made of 16 large oblong sapphires surrounded by diamonds with a matching pair of drop earrings. It is tradition for the Queen to spend the Accession Day - as the anniversary of the day she became monarch is officially known - in private at her Sandringham Estate and return to Buckingham Palace a few days later. Large-scale jubilee celebrations are expected to be reserved for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022, when the monarch will mark 70 years. PHOTO: DAVID BAILEY BBCSnapshot photography Queen Royal @theroyalfamily SapphireJubilee: sas 30 rr 6 FEB: A portrait of the Queen by British photographer David Bailey has been reissued for her Sapphire Jubilee, marking 65 years on the throne. In the photo, the Queen wears sapphire jewellery given to her by King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947. The Queen has become the first British monarch to reach a sapphire jubilee. The portrait was among a series taken by Bailey in 2014, with one released for the Queen's 88th birthday that year. She became the UK's longest-reigning monarch in 2015 at the age of 89. In the portrait, the Queen wears a necklace made of 16 large oblong sapphires surrounded by diamonds with a matching pair of drop earrings. It is tradition for the Queen to spend the Accession Day - as the anniversary of the day she became monarch is officially known - in private at her Sandringham Estate and return to Buckingham Palace a few days later. Large-scale jubilee celebrations are expected to be reserved for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022, when the monarch will mark 70 years. PHOTO: DAVID BAILEY BBCSnapshot photography Queen Royal @theroyalfamily SapphireJubilee

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/143173391670">todayinhistory</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2> <b>April 21st 1926: Queen Elizabeth II born</b><br/></h2> <p><small>On this day in 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London. Elizabeth’s father was Albert, Duke of York, second son of King George V. Upon the King’s death, Elizabeth’s uncle Edward VIII ascended to the throne, but he abdicated before his coronation in order to marry the divorced socialite Wallis Simpson. Albert was thus reluctantly forced to take the throne, and he adopted the royal name of George VI. Despite his ill-preparedness, and his difficulties with public speaking, George VI was a successful and popular monarch, mostly due to his steadfast presence during the dark years of the Second World War. Elizabeth, the king’s eldest child, was also involved in the royal family’s efforts to boost wartime morale, and she attained the rank of Junior Commander in the women’s branch of the British army. Elizabeth met Philip Mountbatten in the 1930s, and the couple married in November 1947. They had their first child, Prince Charles, on November 14th 1948, followed by Anne, Andrew, and Edward. The King died on February 6th, 1952, and the crown fell to the 25 year old Elizabeth. At the time of her father’s death, Elizabeth was visiting Kenya, but she returned immediately upon hearing the news. Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth on June 2nd 1953, in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey which was the first televised coronation. Queen Elizabeth II remains on the throne, and is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Her reign has seen 13 UK Prime Ministers, the decolonisation of Africa, and several wars. The monarchy serves little practical purpose in modern Britain, and there is a signficant republican movement in the UK. However, as the celebrations for her 90th birthday are underway, the Queen remains an overwhelmingly popular figure.</small><br/><br/><i><b>90 years ago today</b></i><br/></p> </blockquote>: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/143173391670">todayinhistory</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2> <b>April 21st 1926: Queen Elizabeth II born</b><br/></h2> <p><small>On this day in 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London. Elizabeth’s father was Albert, Duke of York, second son of King George V. Upon the King’s death, Elizabeth’s uncle Edward VIII ascended to the throne, but he abdicated before his coronation in order to marry the divorced socialite Wallis Simpson. Albert was thus reluctantly forced to take the throne, and he adopted the royal name of George VI. Despite his ill-preparedness, and his difficulties with public speaking, George VI was a successful and popular monarch, mostly due to his steadfast presence during the dark years of the Second World War. Elizabeth, the king’s eldest child, was also involved in the royal family’s efforts to boost wartime morale, and she attained the rank of Junior Commander in the women’s branch of the British army. Elizabeth met Philip Mountbatten in the 1930s, and the couple married in November 1947. They had their first child, Prince Charles, on November 14th 1948, followed by Anne, Andrew, and Edward. The King died on February 6th, 1952, and the crown fell to the 25 year old Elizabeth. At the time of her father’s death, Elizabeth was visiting Kenya, but she returned immediately upon hearing the news. Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth on June 2nd 1953, in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey which was the first televised coronation. Queen Elizabeth II remains on the throne, and is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Her reign has seen 13 UK Prime Ministers, the decolonisation of Africa, and several wars. The monarchy serves little practical purpose in modern Britain, and there is a signficant republican movement in the UK. However, as the celebrations for her 90th birthday are underway, the Queen remains an overwhelmingly popular figure.</small><br/><br/><i><b>90 years ago today</b></i><br/></p> </blockquote>

<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/143173391670">todayinhistory</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2> <b>April 21...

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