History is full of episodes that make us wonder: what would’ve happened if things went slightly differently?
The story of a Spanish spy and his wife ahead of World War Two D-Day operations, just unveiled by secret files released from the National Archives, is one of those big “What ifs…”.
Self-made double agent Juan Pujol, codenamed Agent Garbo, was instrumental in feeding misinformation to the Germans about the timing and location of the D-Day landings.
While working for the British MI5, Pujol persuaded his German spymasters that he ran a network of agents in Britain and that the June 6, 1944, landings would take place at Pas de Calais, not Normandy. Read more…