Hats off at the very beginning to one of the best cloak-and-dagger stories yet to come out of World War II. The plot deals...

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Hats off at the very beginning to one of the best cloak-and-dagger stories yet to come out of World War II. The plot deals with the now famed Nazi counterfeiting ring which forged millions of dollars worth of British pound notes from 1940 to 1945. The money that SS leader ""Hangman"" Heydrich and other security men decided to counterfeit found fantastic uses. It bought weapons parachuted in by the British to fight the Germans; it involved a fraudulent inventor; it paid famous spies. How the money was finally dumped in an Austrian lake and how people are still dying in their search for it adds as a macabre end to one of the greatest swindles of all time. Wide readership predicted among true-to-life armchair adventurers.

Pub Date: April 11, 1962

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1962