If done now it would be a 200 page FRAGO.
It was done in the days when every message like that had to be hand encrypted and decrypted and sometimes those could pile up for days because the one or two people on the ships doing the decryption had to sleep. I was taught to keep the damned things brief, terse, as few words as possible, no negligent embellishment, nothing extraneous. The watchword was BRIEF. Pity we lost sight of that today.
I kind of miss the Exile of Portales. He was always first to say,
I know what you did there.Just an annual random tribute to him and Lex and Villainous Company.
Brief is good, clarity in all things.ReplyDelete
We've lost sight of that. Cheers to the memory of Buck and Lex.
Don't tell them but I would put them in the same room with the Inklings and spend hours just listening.Delete
If they let me in.
Is the Bunda Strait, the Bungo Strait or the Sunda Strait? You have confused the Badger!ReplyDelete
It all depends upon who's decrypting.Delete
To be honest, I know it is so but I really miss the reference works I used to have. I looked on google and that was worthless so looked on Yandex. I will look around some more and get back to you.Delete
Here in metroparkcentralis we have the USS Cod. It still has a device in the radio room that they say is a sigaba. I find that a little odd because I was ordered to destroy the old KY 28 and KY 38s when they were superceded by the 58s. They are all far harder to destroy than most people can imagine. I'm really glad I didn't have to destroy any KW 7s.Delete
There's nothing tough enough that multiple thermite grenades can't handle. Otherwise, if you can plausibly "lose" a key card and pin iy on a well-deserving someone, that's good, too. If you're ruthless, and the other choice is to shoot them and feed them to the "Ramadan bacon" factory pigs, that is.Delete
I kind of miss the brevity of old naval communications.Delete