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Double cross

Posted by Brian Shea on July 07, 2000

I noticed double cross in the general list with no origin. It's my understanding that it refers to the Double Cross Committee,
or Group, or something like that, a group attached to British intelligence in World War II. Once they cracked the German code, they would wait for German
agents to arrive in Britain and give them a choice: stay and feed false information to Berlin or be executed. The term is pretty
self-explanatory.