A photograph of Major Martin’s gravestone in Spain
Catalogue ref: WO 106/5921
What would German intelligence have known at the time?
- They would have known that British soldiers killed in action are usually buried near the place that they fell.
- They would have watched British officials at the funeral service and visiting his grave to lay flowers.
- 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.