MED & N.Africa 1940-1945: Where will the Allies Invade?

Where will the Allies Invade?

A photograph of Major Martin’s gravestone in Spain

Catalogue ref: WO 106/5921

Gravestone of Major Martin in Spain; WO 106/5921
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What would German intelligence have known at the time?

  1. They would have known that British soldiers killed in action are usually buried near the place that they fell.
  2. They would have watched British officials at the funeral service and visiting his grave to lay flowers.
  3. They would have seen Major Martin’s death and a sympathy notice listed in The Times newspaper a few weeks later. They looked out for this sort of thing.

What would they have learnt from this gravestone?

Use this table to record your conclusions.