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While General George Patton acted out the storyline that was written for him, he was not the author of the plan.
That credit belonged to a very famous author (shown above), who worked on a highly secret committee that was part of a complex plan incorporating the activities at Bletchley, where the decoded information gained from the Nazi 'Enigma' machine, enabled the Allies to respond to the secret commands that the Germans were giving to their own military forces. This highly secret information was used in a variety of ways by Allied secret operatives. They included the SOE or Special Operations Executive, whose activities today might be classified as terrorism, and the Special Air Service known by the initials of SAS.
There was also a massive and highly secret broadcasting operation that the BBC wanted nothing to do with.
At its head was a man named Sefton Delmer and he created a huge clandestine broadcasting organization around a series of transmitters with the code name of 'Aspid'. The most powerful of these transmitters had been built in the USA for a station that never used it. After being bought from RCA, it was then shipped to England where it was nicknamed 'Astpidistra'. The name supposedly came from the Gracie Fields' recording which was actually called 'Aspidastra'. (We have previously covered that part of this story.)
Winston Churchill supervised all of these activities and most of them were, and some of still are, classified as highly secret. Churchill saw WWII as a total war to the finish, and he had set his jaw upon using any method whatsoever to defeat and destroy Nazi Germany. Some in his Cabinet became aghast and horrified by what they learned, and at least one high level person went so far as to say that he would rather lose the War than use such methods. But Churchill okayed them anyway, and their various operational directors received the go-ahead to use whatever imaginative ideas came into their heads. There was only one goal, and that was to utterly wipe-out and thus totally destroy Adolph Hitler's expansive plans to conquer and occupy other countries.
After the War the people behind all of this Allied skullduggery which originated in London, went about their civilian lives. But they were armed with a knowledge that anyone living according to the known and stated objectives of civilized life would find horrific - if those tactics were to be applied domestically in peacetime. But some found it difficult to turn off that knowledge, and at least one of them who had worked alongside the author of the fake D-Day plans of deception, became heavily involved during start-up period of Radio Caroline.
This is where the much more impressive role of General George Patton meets the life and times of Ronan O'Rahilly. It is how Patton's scriptwriter influenced the deceptive work of a very young Ian Cowper Ross who was tasked with aiding O'Rahilly into creating the fake story behind the start-up of Radio Caroline. But then Ian Cowper Ross was just a kid back in 1964, and someone else was pulling his strings!
More tomorrow ....