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This is also true for much pre-1939 material. My own experience in working on the origins of World War II has been that the records pertaining to British intelligence in the 1930s were almost invariably marked as closed into the second decade of the twenty-first century. The USA has been more forthcoming than the other Allied powers of the war, a subject discussed further in this chapter; and Copyright Collection © 2003 Frank Cass & Co. Ltd Copyright Chapters © 2003 Contributors under the impact of the Nazi and Japanese War Crimes Disclosure Legislation, important OSS and other materials have been and are in the process of being released.

69. 70. 71. 72. Geheimagent und Gesandter in Kaiserreich und Republik (Köln: Bund, 1995), pp. 260–5. Cf. Erger, Der Kapp-Lüttwitz-Putsch (Düsseldorf: Droste, 1967), pp. 123–6. On Weismann’s activities, cf. Schulze, Otto Braun oder Preußens demokratische Sendung (Frankfurt: Propyläen, 1977), p. Brecht, Aus nächster Nähe. Lebenserinnerungen 1884–1927 (Stuttgart: DVA, 1966), p. 327. Cf. Eimers, Das Verhältnis von Preuβen und Reich in den ersten Ĵahren der Weimarer Republik 1918–1923 (Berlin: Dietz, 1968), p.

It gleaned information from publicly accessible sources, such as newspapers, magazines, and pamphlets. 38 Other principal sources of information were denunciations by individual citizens and the deployment of undercover agents. The fact that intelligence activities were restricted to general preventive or suppressive police assignments was not an obstacle to effective intelligence operations, since neither term was narrowly interpreted when it came to reconnaissance and surveillance. The loose interpretation of high treason,39 the Acts on the Protection of the Republic (Republikschutzgesetze),40 and the Emergency Acts (Notverordnungen)41 provided the authorities with a broad legal basis for the surveillance of political opponents and counterespionage activities.

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