By Pierre Accoce
Guy referred to as Lucy, A: 1939-1945, through Accoce, Pierre and Pierre Quet
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Moreover, through his contacts in Berlin, he would be in possession of exceptional and continuing intelligence, which he would hke to communicate to the AlHes. " Roessler knew that since the spring of that year Xavier Schnieper had been serving, as a soldier, in a branch of the secret service, directed by Brigadier Roger Masson, head of Swiss Intelligence. It had been Schnieper himself who had confided in him. He had been recruited on account of his journahstic work and also because he knew Germany well.
Of course, but However, if it was one with a very good chance came from Berlin, Roessler the break could do nothing more than pray for the safety of his friends. A prolonged silence would mean that the Gestapo had arrested everyone. The machine could now be turned on. They had only to await the Fiihrer's decisions to feed into it. Each one would be turned against him and contribute to his ultimate, irrevocable fall. He would thus destroy himself. This simple, meticulous plan could not fail. Of course, its results would not be evident at once; tliere would be no sudden, spectacular reversals.
But, secretly, it gave him no pleasure at all. It could not be as simple as Signor Tamaro made out. Switzerland was entering a time of compromise, of overt commitments and secret agreements. gamble if he considered that Wille, Switzerland On Saturday, September 2, the day of the mobilization, ar- mored trucks toured the Swiss banks. Their safes were emptied and the contents taken to a virtual Ali Baba's cave in the middle of the Alps. Switzerland was quick to protect one of its chief assets —the fortunes of others.