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

Where are the Allies going to invade in 1943?

Major Martin of the Royal Marines

Catalogue ref: WO 214/19

Major Martin of the Royal Marines; WO 106/5921

This is a photograph of the body of Major Martin of the Royal Marines. His body was washed ashore on the coast of Spain in April 1943. Major Martin was carrying important documents about Allied plans to invade German held Europe in 1943. The Germans did not know where the Allies would invade but the documents Major Martin was carrying appeared to give them vital information.

Your task

You work for the German intelligence services. What conclusions do you draw from the evidence in this source box about the allied invasion in 1943?

Use this report to record your conclusions.

When your report is done, unlock the safe to find out more about these events. You must answer three questions based on the sources in the box to open the safe.

Now open the source box