German infighting reduced their chances of success (6/10)

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Unfortunately for the Germans, many of their military branches were rife with infighting as a result of egotism and disputes between the old Prussian militarist generation and the younger, newer German officers. The German Intelligence Service was no different and, in the buildup to the Battle of Britain, the effectiveness of their operations was seriously diminished by the fact that there was no large coordinated effort among their ranks and leadership to commence a spying operation in Britain. While there were a few spies in operation, most attempts to deploy more were easily foiled, and the intelligence secured by those who were already there was of little relevance to the war effort. This gave Britain a much-needed edge over the encroaching enemy forces.

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