Operation Theodora

'Theodora' was a German undertaking by the Abwehr intelligence service to find cartographic information about North Africa as the Germans were starting to think that they might have to consider the movement of ground and air forces to aid the Italians against the British in the Western Desert (August 1940).

Undertaken by a team based in Münster, the programme assessed geographical and cartographical material captured in the defeat of France during May and June 1940, and also interrogation of captured French officers with experience in North Africa.