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Franz WIMMER-LAMQUET: German. In 1944 WIMMER took charge of an Abwehr unit organising special operations in North Africa. Its objective was to insert agents by parachute into North Africa to determine Allied intentions regarding a possible invasion of Europe. Whether these plans materialised is not clear but colourful accounts of his wartime exploits were publicised later, mostly instigated by him. Post-war he was reported to be purchasing arms on behalf of certain Arab governments
|Date:||1944 Dec 24 - 1958 Aug 07|
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department||PF 605785|
|Legal status:||Public Record|
|Access conditions:||Retained Until 2012|
|Record opening date:||17 February 2012|