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TITLE
Secret Letter:Precautionary Measures for Guards-2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_D592_5_28
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
14 September 1940
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6050
KEYWORDS
homeguard
invasion
procedures
Secret Letter:Precautionary Measures for Guards-2

Secret Letter: Precautionary Measures for Guards and Sentries

Letter to North Highland Home Guard Troops providing information on potential German invasion. Germans would probably be landed in British battle dress and have appropriate identity certificates with them. The information was based on the invasion of Holland, when the Germans attempted this type of deception.

As a result of this information guards and sentries were instructed that all methods of identification were at all times strictly enforced. Approaching parties were assumed hostile until proven otherwise.

As a method of testing suspects, a list of words are given that English speaking Germans may have trouble pronouncing.

A List of Words thought to be difficult for German Speaking people to pronounce:
"North Sea, Wretch, Throat, Soothe, Buckie, Rats, Clothes, Rothes, Those, Wrong, Trough, Through"

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Secret Letter:Precautionary Measures for Guards-2

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1940s

homeguard; invasion; procedures;

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Secret Letter: Precautionary Measures for Guards and Sentries<br /> <br /> Letter to North Highland Home Guard Troops providing information on potential German invasion. Germans would probably be landed in British battle dress and have appropriate identity certificates with them. The information was based on the invasion of Holland, when the Germans attempted this type of deception.<br /> <br /> As a result of this information guards and sentries were instructed that all methods of identification were at all times strictly enforced. Approaching parties were assumed hostile until proven otherwise.<br /> <br /> As a method of testing suspects, a list of words are given that English speaking Germans may have trouble pronouncing.<br /> <br /> A List of Words thought to be difficult for German Speaking people to pronounce:<br /> "North Sea, Wretch, Throat, Soothe, Buckie, Rats, Clothes, Rothes, Those, Wrong, Trough, Through"