By John Vh Dippel
During the second one global battle, the USA benefited tremendously from the espionage collaboration among a well-connected ex-professor of economics, Erwin Respondek, and his touch on the U.S. embassy in Berlin, Sam Woods. The intelligence collected by means of Respondek and handed directly to the U.S. govt integrated the 1st distinct and exact caution in regards to the Germans' plans to invade the Soviet Union in 1941. It additionally integrated invaluable information regarding German atomic examine, army operations, and mystery guns. This espionage work--here defined for the 1st time--forms an interesting bankruptcy within the heritage of U.S. intelligence operations in the course of the warfare and is special for the personalities of the central figures, their net of high-level connections, and the impression in their achievements.
Among the real revelations of this booklet, which set it except earlier, passing references to this espionage collaboration, are that Erwin Respondek was once one of many United States's most respected wartime informants in Hitler's Germany, answerable for the famed Barbarossa caution despatched to the country division; that Franz Halder, the German army's leader of employees, was once a tremendous resource of Respondek's info at the Germans' invasion plan for the Soviet Union; that Du Pont and the German chemical company IG Farben maintained a mystery wartime trade of clinical findings, up until eventually 1945; that in 1943 and 1944 the German Armaments Ministry supported learn top towards the development of a brand new form of cyclotron; that Sam Woods acquired from Respondek a tip-off on eastern conflict plans within the Pacific; and that Pope Pius XII was once peripherally inquisitive about the resistance actions of Respondek and his Berlin-based circle. This e-book should still entice scholars and students attracted to Nazi Germany and global conflict II espionage and to a much broader, nonspecialist viewers as well.
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