What this really should mention to add to the bad-assitude is that “Garbo” never actually set foot in England during his early stint reporting to the Nazis. He was ordered to move to England, but moved to Lisbon instead where he used tourist guides to England, magazines, and train schedules to manufacture intelligence reports on places he had never been or seen.
And it also fails to mention his greatest role, which was helping in the success of Operation Mincemeat. Operation Mincemeat was a plan concocted by the anti-espionage branch of MI5 which packed a dead body into a submarine, sailed to the Spanish coast whereupon it floated the body to shore carrying disinformation plans to the shore whereupon it would be picked up by Spanish fascist-sympathizers, passed on to the German intelligence branch in Madrid and onto Berlin. (Oh and it should be mentioned they created an entire identity and backstory for the body, including letters, theater tickets, laundry receipts, gave him a fake fiance, and made him Catholic to decrease the likelihood of the Spanish inspecting the body too carefully (instead burying it right away)) Garbo’s part in all this was convincing his German handlers that this information was indeed genuine and the British were worried it was lost and had fallen into the wrong hands when the body “accidentally” washed ashore in Spain. The information made it’s way to Berlin and convinced among others, Hitler, that the Allied build up of troops in Tunisia was not aimed at Sicily (the most logical target), but Greece and Sardinia (the false targets identified in the false letters planted on the dead body which mentioned Sicily as the cover target for the invasions and not the main thrust). Thus when Operation Husky (the invasion of Sicily) commenced, casualties only rated in hundreds and thousands instead of the 10,000 that were expected. Possibly the greatest intelligence coup in the course of the war.
today, my school hosted an exhibit for suicide awareness day. the exhibit included 1,100 backpacks in representation of the number of lives that are lost to mental illness each year on college campuses. many of these backpacks were donated by the families that lost loved ones and had their stories attached. i’m so proud of my school for bringing attention to such a serious issue.
this matters so much.
Your loved ones will never stop missing you or thinking about you. Don’t make them remember you with a backpack, talk to them instead.
its weird that guys get so touchy when you accuse them of sexism like “im not sexist wtf????” when they should really be worried about “ive been acting sexist wtf????” like dude youre not the victim of an accusation the accusation is the result of your behavior
literally every person born into a position to oppress has behaved like this and its gross