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Michael Brennan: No wonder there is anger that the elite escaped cuts

Published 07/04/2010 | 05:00

Gardai who put on their anti-stab vests to protect themselves against knife-wielding maniacs must wonder why they are not deemed to be so special

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DURING the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944, the German army was completely undermined on the field of battle by a secret intelligence system. It was nicknamed 'Ultra' and it involved the interception and decoding of German messages, most notably at the Bletchley Park estate in England.

That meant that the Allied Forces knew when the Germans were about to counter-attack, when they were running low on supplies and when they were desperately seeking reinforcements. In short, they had the inside track.

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