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About Garbo and Tomas in MI5
GARBO and Tomas came to work together at MI5 for three years of scheming and planning during World War II. Their efforts which were supported by various agencies of British intelligence contributed to a huge reduction of casualties among tens of thousands of allied servicemen who landed in Normandy in France on D-Day to fight to hold the Normandy Beachheads. Many, many more would have perished had their plan failed.
Garbo (Juan Pujol) and Tomas Harris (My Great Uncle) devised a plan to build a network (The GARBO Network) of 27 imaginary spies, who mislead the Germans into expecting the landings to occur in Calais instead of the Normany beacheads. As a result, the Germans maintained all their forces in Calais and built sea defenses, instead of moving them to Normandy. Even when the Normandy invasion began the Germans, Tomas and Garbo led them to believe it was just a diversionary tactic.
The success of this operation led to the beginning of the end of the second world War.