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  • Read Sinclair's notes on Agent ALFRED GRAVES
  • Read Sinclair's notes on Agent AURORA LUFT
  • Read Sinclair's notes on Agent NEIL MACKAY
  • Read Sinclair's notes on Agent HARRY JAMES
  • Read Sinclair's notes on Agent TOM CUMMINGS
  • Read Sinclair's notes on Agent RENÉ VILLIERS
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AGENT: ALFRED GRAVES

BACKGROUND
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In his civilian life, Graves made a living as a professional “Master of Memory” where he performed memory tricks on stage in Toronto.

Sought the help of a psychologist to treat troublesome and heightened sensory experiences, as well as apparent hallucinations. A full medical workup led to a diagnosis of a rare condition called Synesthesia. The “hallucinations” were actually disturbances in his visual field due to cross-wired sensory input in the brain.

Further testing indicated Alfred ranks extremely high on the intelligence scale. His memory is seemingly unlimited. Testing also revealed Alfred displays heightened pattern recognition and advanced mathematical skills which make him an ideal candidate as a codebreaker.

FIELD EXPERIENCE
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Enlisted as a Private but was unable to complete basic training due to “mental defect.”: He was prone to trembling, hyperventilating and uncontrolled reactions to apparent hallucinations.

SPECIALIZATION
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Memorist
Codebreaker

LANGUAGES
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English: Fluent
French: Working knowledge, expected to become fluent
German: Basic working knowledge, expected to become fluent
*Memory provides faculty for language. 

ADDITIONAL NOTES
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Graves is a liability in the field.  He's untrained and has reacted poorly during combat training exercises. Losing him to the enemy would pose a severe risk. His tactical value in the field may make eventual deployment too attractive to resist, but any agents assigned with him should be warned Alfred's shortcomings will expose them to even greater risk.

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AGENT: AURORA LUFT

BACKGROUND
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Luft worked in Paris as a journalist when the Germans took France.  Immediately began organizing a group of Resistance fighters alongside Rene Villiers.  Their operations were based out of the Café De L’Azur located in the 9th arondissement.  All cell members (except Villiers and Luft) were arrested in an ambush. Their fate is unknown.

When London gave the order to increase the number of active teams on the ground in France, Aurora’s background was vetted and approved for further field training. She is fluently trilingual, which gives her the natural ability to blend.  She is an exceptional asset to have on the ground in Occupied France.

FIELD EXPERIENCE
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During basic training, Aurora excelled when it came to exercises involving strategic planning. She’s driven, ambitious and competitive.  Her strong sense of intuition makes her and ideal candidate for either an officer or leadership position.

SPECIALIZATION
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Strategist
Languages
Recruitment
Undercover Instruction

LANGUAGES
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English: Fluent
French: Fluent
German: Fluent

ADDITIONAL NOTES
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Heritage: Half German-Jewish (paternal) and half French-Canadian (maternal). Family has been investigated and vetted. All loyalty concerns regarding Aurora have been assessed and cleared.

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AGENT: NEIL MACKAY

BACKGORUND
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Mackay served as a police officer in London before enlistment. He was posted to Shanghai, where he was assigned to the anti-riot squad and tasked with breaking up street gangs. While in China, Neil was attacked and beaten. He remained in critical condition for several weeks.

During his long recovery, began training in the local style of hand to hand combat, a fighting style unlike anything in the west. He earned what they designate a ‘black belt.’ He has shared some of those techniques with other recruits at the camp.

FIELD EXPERIENCE
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Exceptional soldier. Disciplined and calculating. His years of experience in law enforcement and proven ability to work in a foreign environment make him an asset to the intelligence program.

SPECIALIZATION
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Hand to hand combat
Weapons

LANGUAGES
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English: Fluent
French: Basic Working Knowledge
German: Basic Working Knowledge
Mandarin: Basic Working Knowledge

ADDITIONAL NOTES
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Mackay’s immediate family was killed during the blitz in London. He has refused any attempts at counselling, but may merit further observation for signs of delayed trauma.

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AGENT: HARRY JAMES

BACKGROUND
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Selected for training straight from the University of Toronto. An exceptional student working toward a double major in engineering and chemistry. First noticed after he organized a HAM radio club at UofT where he developed an impressive encryption system for sending and receiving high speed Morse messages.

Recruited after a radio direction finding team in Toronto traced a transmission back to his dorm room, briefly confusing him for an enemy agent.

FIELD EXPERIENCE
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HAM radio hobby makes him a natural fit as a radio operator.  He transmits Morse at 51 words per minute. At the camp, Harry also displayed an immediate proficiency with explosives.

SPECIALIZATION
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Communications and Coding
Explosives
Repair & Maintenance of Electronic components

LANGUAGES
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English: Fluent
French: Basic Working Knowledge

ADDITIONAL NOTES
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Harry has designed several gadgets in the Toy Shop that have now been put to use in the field. We have only just begun to plumb the depths of his technical ingenuity.

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AGENT: TOM CUMMINGS

BACKGROUND
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In his civilian life, Cummings worked on Madison Avenue where he was a rising player in the advertising world. While America remained neutral, Tom took part in strategy and planning sessions designed to mobilize the general American public into support for participation in the war.

After Pearl Harbor, Cummings was recruited out of Morale Operations and became the first American to enter the field as an agent.

FIELD EXPERIENCE
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Began in Morale Ops, specializing in recruitment posters and black propaganda operations targeted at damaging German morale. Mackay’s attention to detail makes him exceptionally skilled as a forger.

Tom’s civilian skills are highly effective in the field. His confidence and charisma enable him to sell any lie and manipulate others to accomplish his mission.

SPECIALIZATION
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Deception, Forgery, Propaganda

LANGUAGES
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English: Fluent
French: Basic Working Knowledge
German: Basic Working Knowledge

ADDITIONAL NOTES
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Initially judged to be nominally deficient in weapons training, but impressed instructors with his dogged determination to improve those skills. Combat readiness is currently judged as “adequate.”

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AGENT: RENÉ VILLIERS

CURRENT STATUS
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MISSING IN ACTION

BACKGROUND
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Canadian freelance journalist based in Paris.  Villiers was an active and founding member of the earliest Resistance movement inside occupied France.  Early victories for Villiers include arming and training a small group of Resistance fighters whom he led in the destruction of a German rail supply line in 1941 and the organization of an influential cell in Paris operating out of the Café De L’Azur.  Theirs were primarily propaganda and morale operations, writing and distributing underground pamphlets drawn from news sources banned by the enemy.  Through this cell, Villiers was instrumental in recruiting Aurora Luft in Paris and brought her to the attention of recruiters at the Camp along with himself.

Villiers has an active and wide network of Resistance contacts that are highly valuable to allied intelligence operations.

FIELD EXPERIENCE
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Villiers’ experience leading members of the French Resistance and organizing effective covert campaigns against occupying forces makes him a key operative to have on the ground in France.  His natural ability to forge connections with people from many backgrounds (e.g. intellectuals, manual workers, students, radicals) has played a large part in the movement’s early successes. 

SPECIALIZATION
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Recruitment, leadership, network contacts.

LANGUAGES
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English: Fluent
French: Fluent

ADDITIONAL NOTES
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Identified by enemy forces.

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  • As nerve centre of the camp, the communications room was responsible for encrypting and decrypting messages sent using the HYDRA radio system. Staffed by women, the communications room was most active during the day, which was the ideal time to bounce radio signals over to England; transmitting signals at night often produced fade out.
    As nerve centre of the camp, the communications room was responsible for encrypting and decrypting messages sent using the HYDRA radio system. Staffed by women, the communications room was most active during the day, which was the ideal time to bounce radio signals over to England; transmitting signals at night often produced fade out.
  • Communications Room
  • Using a communication station from their desks, operators could send messages to agents via HYDRA.
    Using a communication station from their desks, operators could send messages to agents via HYDRA.
  • The camp switchboard had secure telephone lines that connected directly to Ottawa, Washington and New York.
    The camp switchboard had secure telephone lines that connected directly to Ottawa, Washington and New York.
  • Communications Room
  • Workers would process thousands of messages that flowed through the camp on a daily basis.
    Workers would process thousands of messages that flowed through the camp on a daily basis.
  • Communications Room
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  • A view of Sinclair's office from within HYDRA.
    A view of Sinclair's office from within HYDRA.
  • HYDRA Tour
  • HYDRA, named after the mythological beast, is the main communications array at the camp.
    HYDRA, named after the mythological beast, is the main communications array at the camp.
  • This is the code tape reel that was used to transmit and receive large amounts of information to and from England.
    This is the code tape reel that was used to transmit and receive large amounts of information to and from England.
  • HYDRA Tour
  • This is the main transmitter for HYDRA. The 10-kilowatt, high frequency, water-cooled transmitter was shipped to the camp from a Philadelphia radio station.
    This is the main transmitter for HYDRA. The 10-kilowatt, high frequency, water-cooled transmitter was shipped to the camp from a Philadelphia radio station.
  • A catwalk around the upper level of HYDRA provided views into the communications room. The only windows to the outside were located high on the walls to ensure secrecy.
    A catwalk around the upper level of HYDRA provided views into the communications room. The only windows to the outside were located high on the walls to ensure secrecy.
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    Fitting neatly into a small suitcase, these radios were designed to be compact and adapt to multiple power supplies.
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    Developed to be air-dropped to agents behind enemy lines, these suitcases needed to be strong and airtight.
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    The radios were made to send and receive Morse code rather than voice communications.
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    It was the smallest transceiver used during World War II and had a range of over 500 miles.
The German Direction Finding Van (DF Van) was a van that housed a direction finding radio, which allowed the Germans to locate any radio signal being transmitted. For allied agents in the field, DF vans made communicating extremely dangerous as every messages sent meant that the enemy could narrow in on your position.
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  • Sinclair’s desk. The map behind his desk is an overview of the war in Europe. The large map on the right is an overview of the various teams deployed around the world.
    Sinclair’s desk. The map behind his desk is an overview of the war in Europe. The large map on the right is an overview of the various teams deployed around the world.
  • Sinclair and his boys. He keeps this picture in a frame on his desk.
    Sinclair and his boys. He keeps this picture in a frame on his desk.
  • This is the view from Sinclair’s desk. You can see a bed in the right corner of the room. Sinclair works around the clock and rarely makes it home.
    This is the view from Sinclair’s desk. You can see a bed in the right corner of the room. Sinclair works around the clock and rarely makes it home.