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Sydney Australias most famous Nazi Spy


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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 12:00 AM

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-11/annette-wagner-sydneys-most-famous-nazi-spy/6685996


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 02:13 AM

During an interrogation at Paris police headquarters, Ms Wagner jumped to her death from a third-storey window.


Oh, well. What a sign off.

This was in the local Sunday paper. First I heard of it.

Global eavesdroppers: In World War II, dozens of radio operators in Scituate dialed into enemy conversations worldwide
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Posted 11 August 2015 - 06:17 AM

 

During an interrogation at Paris police headquarters, Ms Wagner jumped to her death from a third-storey window.

Yes jumped, That's what the "Official" records say.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 11:10 AM

Ah, 'The Defenestration of Paris'. Not impossible Nick, the French authorities had a very harsh attitude in '45 and '46 to those accused of collaboration or even more active roles with the German occupiers. At least, unlike the perhaps better known 'Defenestration of Prague', it didn't kick off a thirty years war.

 

As for the listening station story about Scituate, while some of the technical details in that report are at best 'wobbly', security about these establishments was very strong and long lasting. The role of Bletchley Park in England as headquarters of the British signal intelligence operation against the Germans in WW11 only started to trickle into public awareness about 1970 and it was about 1990 before its role in connection with breaking Enigma coded transmissions and the development of Colossus was revealed in any detail.

 

Colossus is widely seen as the first programmable computer and is an amazing machine, have a look at the photo in this link if you have never seen it :-

 

http://www.wirefresh.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/google-bletchley-park-colossus-1.jpg

 

I think at the end of the war there were three of these machines in existence and they were scrapped as a security risk. The one that is now at Bletchley Park is a working replica.

 

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Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 11 August 2015 - 11:11 AM.





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