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Organizing German Espionage

Organizing German Espionage

Chapter:
(p.7) 1 Organizing German Espionage
Source:
The Hunt for Nazi Spies
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226438955.003.0002

This chapter examines the organization of German espionage in France. It describes the general framework of Nazi policy in France to understand the objectives of the German secret services in the country. It explains that the in 1940s the Nazis were looking to erase the humiliation of their 1918 defeat and they wanted revenge for France's attitude at the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, where Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau had been the firmest in pressing for harsh terms against Germany.

Keywords:   German espionage, France, Nazi policy, German secret service, Treaty of Versailles, Georges Clemenceau

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