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Hitler's paper weapon

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Hitler's paper weapon
Call No: RBSC 332.9 H83h

Call NumberRBSC 332.9 H83h
Sub-CollectionRare Books & Special Collections
Dates1955
Statement of ResponsibilityWilhelm Höttl ; translated from the German by Basil Creighton.
Creators & ContributorsHoettl, Willhelm (author)
Creighton, Basil (translator)
Hoettl, Willhelm (subject)
Summary"Early in the war the Nazis set out to wreck British economy by counterfeiting Bank of England notes on a colossal scale. The agent charged by Himmler with initiating this operation was Wilhelm Höttl, a young Austrian historian and member of the Reich Secret Service. The best available counterfeiters were collected from the prisons and the concentration camps and set to work under the most favourable conditions at Oranienburg; a number of them, including Jews, were soon proudly displaying decorations awarded them by Hitler for their skills. Simultaneously Höttl created a distributing organisation which met with astonishing success, though not of the sort originally intended: the British economy refused to collapse, but the widespread Nazi espionage organisation was soon being liberally paid in bogus English bank-notes. Amongst the beneficiaries was the hero of Operation Cicero, who recently instituted a suit against the Bonn Government for an astronomical sum to replace the payments he innocently accepted..." Back cover
Physical Description 187 pages ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLondon : Rupert Hart-Davis
RecognitionGifted in 1997 by Jeffrey D. Narver