Kramish, Arnold.


1st ed., 1986. Viii + 294 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. In the terrible years of total war, Paul Rosbaud led two lives. Distinguished science editor for the publishing-house Springer-Verlag, close friend of those physicists who discovered nuclear fission, he appeared to be a pillar of Nazi society. In reality he was Churchill’s most valuable spy throughout the Second World War – scientifically educated, well-connected, and strategically sited at the heart of the Third Reich. From Rosbaud the British gained the Oslo Report, unfolding in the earliest days of the war the deadly secrets of the Blitzkrieg and U-boat warfare that lay ahead. From Rosbaud they learned of the new V-weapons that were planned to devastate London, and also of the German intention to devise an atomic bomb. The Griffin was Paul Rosbaud’s operational codename.

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