Catalogue description Paul BORCHARDT: German. An explorer and expert on the Libyan desert, BORCHARDT was a...

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Paul BORCHARDT: German. An explorer and expert on the Libyan desert, BORCHARDT was a German agent during the First World War operating under the name Abdel Hamid Batoota. He came to the UK as a refugee in 1939 but shortly afterwards went to the USA where in 1942 he was prosecuted as a spy and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment

Note: Two photographs
Date: 1920 Jan 01 - 1944 Dec 31
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 37505 VOL 1
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2007
Record opening date: 02 March 2007

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