Admiral Canaris' name, or cover-names,
had been once intercepted by
We like to show you a series of so-called Abwehr W/T
decrypts, collected within
the unique file
The objective of this webpage, is to confront you with a series of intercepts,
made over the period of 19.5.1940 and up to late 1944.
Quite surprising - in the British National Archives we cannot trace a file on Germany's "Military Chief Secret Service Admiral Wilhelm Canaris".
Whereas, on the other hand, files exist on third class personalities.
However, a single "collection of pages" does exist - and these are just the subject of this webpage:
Like I have done in various files before, available on our Website:
I copy text passages (sections) and supplementing transcriptions, including my comments; aiming herewith to enhance the implications of the subject.
This time I don't make selections, though, you will be confronted with the integral content albeit, that each W/T message being dealt with separately.
The advantage of this procedure, is, that it becomes digitally accessible (searchable), even on the web.
My comments can easily be recognised (distinguished);
as these are like: (AOB, my comments)
This page has been initiated on 25 July 2018
Current status: 13 August 2018
1 + 2 + 3 + 4
As to enhance the understanding of some aspects have to be explained in some details.
For it, I would, Deo volente, like to introduce an additional Appendix chapter.
Generally, the German Abwehr (Intelligence Services and KOs) communicated regularly between their main W/T stations by means of fixed links.
Therefore, we should first have to notice the next Map which I have derived
from various sources.
It all started with file HW 19-332;
though, my friend Rudolf Staritz commented: it only covers South-East Europe, in particular
In this period, our concern was mainly focussing at the KLATT-OSTRO-JOSEPHINE endeavour; thus I took up the challenge to extent the map incorporating Western-Europe, too.
Since recently, it even have been extended southwards to the South African Union and south-east towards Persia (Iran)!
The reconstructed "Deutsche-Funklinien" map
For those who want to reproduce it comprehensively, please click at the map, and it will open in PDF
You may duplicate this map for: none commercial purposes only! though with proper reference (please).
The communication links being designated with a: prefix and a / suffix number.
Albeit, that the prefix mostly designated (written) in Roman numbers and the suffix in Arabic numbers.
For me - not yet entirely clear: do we deal here with British link-designations or were they the genuine German nomenclatures?
I tend to believe: that the latter is valid.
The main Abwehr related centres of communication were: Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna (Wien)
(the lower font numbers, used in these reproductions, are ours)
1 KV 3/3 19.5.1940 - 12.12.1940 (our messages series 001 - 015)
2 KV 3/3 31.3.1941 - 24.12.1941 (our message series 016 - 116)
The number, and the length, of the messages transferred are increasing quite significantly. The political implications is becoming apparent as well.
3 KV 3/3 1942 3.1.42 - 29.12.42 (our message series 117 - 353)
Some slight modifications have been introduced during the course of the creation process; as to make searching by means of other languages more easy.
4 KV 3/3 1943 1.1.1943 - 31.12.1943 (our message series 354 - 686)
To be continued in due course
5 KV 3/3 1944
By Arthur O. Bauer