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Serbo-Croat translation: supertajne mape za pripremu operacije "Overlord"

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English term or phrase:bigot maps
Serbo-Croat translation:supertajne mape za pripremu operacije "Overlord"
Entered by: Bogdan Petrovic
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15:43 Sep 2, 2006
English to Serbo-Croat translations [PRO]
Geography / maps
English term or phrase: bigot maps
ima li ko kakav predlog?

The fascinating story of maps during wartime, featuring the tale of the ‘Bigot Maps’. These maps were the most confidential and secret of World WarII, and contained information about the enemy territory and defences. One map in particular was stolen from Nazi headquarters by a house painter/spy, who hid it behind a mirror and later retrieved it to pass on to the Allied forces.
Bogdan Petrovic
Serbia
Local time: 00:36
supertajne mape za pripremu operacije "Overlord"
Explanation:
odnosno savezničkog iskrcavanja u Normandiji 6. juna 1944.
We had been "bigoted", bigot being a higher degree of secrecy than "top secret" for the planning and preparations for "Operation Overlord"!
http://www.eurosurf.com/Freddie_Corpes/
The BIGOT maps and documents were created in isolated cocoons of secrecy. One was hidden in Selfridges department store in London. BIGOT workers entered and left Selfridges by a back door, many of them knowing only that they were delivering scraps of information that somehow contributed to the war effort. Others with BIGOT clearances worked on Allied staffs scattered around London and southern England. So restricted was the BIGOT project that when King George visited a command ship and asked what was beyond a curtained compartment, he was politely turned away because, as a sentinel officer later said, "Nobody told me he was a Bigot."
The system occasionally broke down....The strangest breach of security came from the London Daily Telegraph, whose crossword puzzles alarmed BIGOT security officers.
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0206/feature1/

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supertajne mape za pripremu operacije "Overlord"


Explanation:
odnosno savezničkog iskrcavanja u Normandiji 6. juna 1944.
We had been "bigoted", bigot being a higher degree of secrecy than "top secret" for the planning and preparations for "Operation Overlord"!
http://www.eurosurf.com/Freddie_Corpes/
The BIGOT maps and documents were created in isolated cocoons of secrecy. One was hidden in Selfridges department store in London. BIGOT workers entered and left Selfridges by a back door, many of them knowing only that they were delivering scraps of information that somehow contributed to the war effort. Others with BIGOT clearances worked on Allied staffs scattered around London and southern England. So restricted was the BIGOT project that when King George visited a command ship and asked what was beyond a curtained compartment, he was politely turned away because, as a sentinel officer later said, "Nobody told me he was a Bigot."
The system occasionally broke down....The strangest breach of security came from the London Daily Telegraph, whose crossword puzzles alarmed BIGOT security officers.
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0206/feature1/



Miomira Brankovic
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