The Establishment of 30AU

The 30 Assault Unit (or AU) was a British Commando unit formed to accompany troops and gather intelligence and was the brainchild of Ian Fleming.  At first 30AU’s gains were minor and in some cases, such as the Dieppe Raid, their efforts had devastating results.  However, as the war progressed so too did their effectiveness and amongst their greatest triumphs were the successful capture of an enigma machine and the seizure of the complete logs, diaries, minutes and reports of the German navy dating back to the Franco-Prussian war.

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