During the mid 1920s, a network of spies collaborated with international business interests in order to rearm Germany, gearing her up for another World War. The Weimar Republic hid this ...
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During the mid 1920s, a network of spies collaborated with international business interests in order to rearm Germany, gearing her up for another World War. The Weimar Republic hid this secret weapons program under dummy companies all over Europe, including a renowned Film Production Studio. Three characters took the lead in this epic adventure full of glamour and the frantic energy of the roaring twenties: Spanish tycoon Horacio Echevarrieta (a local Citizen Kane), the most mysterious of all spies, Wilhelm Canaris; and a German Navy officer fascinated by risky business, Captain Walther Lohmann. Together, they built the best submarine in the World, and dreamt of an empire of high-tech military industry, until they were hit by the financial storm of 1929.Written by
Hergueta, José Antonio
In the search for historical footage many archives all over Europe were visited and searched. German military archives kept little reference of this secret mission and the Lohmann affaire only showed in old newspapers. Similar happened in the Netherlands, about the Fejjenoord submarine factory in Rotterdam, Spain, were family albums were a relief and in both cases chance came to help by finding particular collections key material. Excerpts from some historical films were also use to illustrate the between-war times in Europe. See more »
What Canaris tried was realistic impossible, there was no chance under the regulations of the Treaty for Germany to build submarines or anything concerned with submarines and big marine power-boats, etc. So it has to be... everything has to be hidden from the public
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