The Fate of the Spies

in The Hunt for Nazi Spies

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226438931
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226438955 | DOI:
The Fate of the Spies

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This chapter examines the fate of German spies in Vichy France. It investigates what happened to the spies once they were arrested, the punishments they received, and the factors that influenced the length of their sentence. This chapter explains that though between 1,500 and 2,500 individuals were arrested on suspicion of pro-German espionage, the majority of those informing the Germans were never arrested or punished.

Keywords: German spies; Vichy France; punishments; pro-German espionage

Chapter.  11254 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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