A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma

“This will be the first time I’ve ever been abroad Roger.” Frida said, trying to take her mind of the circumstances in which she was about to holiday.

“Not too loud Frida, call me Dieter, and we only talk in German from now on.” He chastised, slipping easily into a flawless German accent.

“Sorry.” She answered. “I can’t believe half of what Winston, or whoever that was said to me.”

“You shouldn’t, some of it wasn’t true, walls have ears, even in U-Boats." His voice dropped to a whisper. "Tell me, have you ever heard of bouncing bombs?”

“Yes, but not through any espionage, everyone seems to know about them.”

“Of course, the Brits best chance to take out the German dams. A weapon that combines English ingenuity with the astounding courage of the RAF. Although for something so vital they do appear to be the war’s worst kept secret don't they? The real secret is that they don’t work. And in 2 days time they’re going to be dropped on a dam not far from our current location.”

“But... if they don’t work then how will dropping them on a dam possibly help the war effort?”

“Well, the German spies didn't know they were useless when they fed the information back to the fatherland. While the officers act on their information and fortify their dam from aerial attacks we’ll blow it up from the inside. It’ll be one of the biggest pieces of propaganda this war will see and we'll cripple an important part of the German infrastructure to boot. Friday, this could even be the turning point of the entire allied war effort.”

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