Just been informed of the death of one of the greatest Britons, Dr Bill Frankland. He died at age 108. He was the oldest living survivor of the Japanese POW camps. He was a scientist who published his most recent paper in September 2019.
I'll never forget our meeting
Today in 1956 the West German Federal Intelligence Service was created. Its first president (until 1968) was Reinhard Gehlen, had been Hitler's head of intelligence on the Eastern front. The Americans had employed him, his staff & agents in their new struggle against the Soviets.