The Myth and Reality of the Special Interrogation Group (SIG)

The Myth and Reality of the Special Interrogation Group (SIG)

The Special Interrogation Group (hereafter SIG) was an almost exclusively jewish unit attached to the British Army in North Africa during the Second World War. The SIG is often mythologized as some kind of ‘Jewish SAS’ and an example of ‘jewish bravery and courage’ by jewish historians (1) but was also portrayed in a similar way by the 1967 film ‘Tobruk’ directed by Arthur Hiller. Hiller was jewish himself of course. (2)

Despite the portrayal of the SIG as some kind of corps of elite jewish commandos murdering evil Nazis left, right and centre. The reality is that the SIG only existed between March 1942 and September 1942. It also undertook two missions in that time. The first between 13th-14thJune at Derna and Martuba circa 100 miles west of Tobruk. The second on 13th-14thSeptember at Tobruk itself as part of the ill-fated Operation Agreement in combination with the nascent British Special Air Service (SAS).

Both of these actions resulted in the SIG units being all but wiped out with little real damage inflicted upon the German and Italian armed forces. In the Derna and Martuba raid, the SIG did manage to destroy 20 aircraft at Martuba, but on the way back the Germans surrounded the truck carrying the SIG – courtesy of a loyal German soldier named Herbert Brueckner – and mowed down most of SIG’s personnel as well as their Free French compatriots. (3)

It also turned out that the Germans had known they were coming as was discovered when the British captured two Luftwaffe officers named Oberleutnant Ernest Klager and Leutnant Friederich Korner in July 1942. (4)

While in the Tobruk action and Operation Agreement; the SIG were simply massacred along with the SAS. The British and jewish dead and wounded accounted for 746 personnel, while the Germans and Italians only lost 16 men dead and 50 wounded. (5)

After this complete and utter disaster, the SIG was disbanded as an abject failure by the British army and its surviving members transferred to the Pioneer Corps.

So, in essence despite being so-called elite jewish soldiers – heavily recruited from Zionist terrorist groups like the Haganah, Irgun and Palmach – (6) the SIG were in reality one of the most useless units deployed by the British army during the Second World War.

The reality simply doesn’t match the myths perpetrated by jewish historians about the SIG.


(1) For example:


(3) Martin Sugarman, 1996, ‘The SIG: behind the lines with Jewish Commandos’, Jewish Historical Studies, Vol. 35, pp. 292-293

(4) Ibid, p. 293


(6) Sugarman, Op. Cit., p. 287