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PostSubject: Major Ian Munroe Berlin late 1940s   8/8/2011, 17:48

Have received the following message and this does not come under my research and hope that somebody can help...

"My name is David Keys. I work as a journalist based in London, specializing in history and archaeology (for BBC History Magazine, as Archaeology Correspondent for The Independent - and for various TV projects)

I am currently doing research on some remarkable/unusual PoW camps in Britain in WW2. One of the most significant British officers in charge of one of the camps (apparently extremely popular with the German officers in his charge) later went to work for "Number 4 Economic Assessment Detachment", BAOR, Berlin sometime in the period 1945 to 1950, most likely in or around 1947/48.

His name was Major Ian Munroe. In the PoW camp in the UK, I think he probably went by the name "Lord Aberfeldy". If he's the right guy, he played an absolutely crucial role in intelligence gathering in WW2 - a role which undoubtedly saved many lives and may even have shortened the conflict"

Please let me know here or as a private message if you can help


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PostSubject: Re: Major Ian Munroe Berlin late 1940s   8/8/2011, 20:25


We have been asked similar questions in the past

I think the establishment in question was part of the Berlin based Allied Control Commission Germany. There is virtually nothing relevent on the internet and we have no contributor to this site who was based in Berlin in the late 1940s

The only hope for the researcher is to go to Kew and look though the Foreign Office not War Office Archives but I would not know where to start.
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PostSubject: Re: Major Ian Munroe Berlin late 1940s   1/6/2013, 10:46

Spying on Hitler's Army: The Secret Recordings
Channel 4 at 8pm Sunday 2nd June will broadcast the above titled programme. Following the above request I was able to help him out with an old BBC recording concerning Lord Aberfeldy. I look forward to watching this programme which, I can assure all, has been meticulously researched.
This powerful docudrama tells the story of one of World War II's last secrets.
British intelligence undertook an audacious operation to listen in on the private conversations of 10,000 German prisoners of war without their ever knowing they were being overheard.
The prisoners' unguarded reminiscences and unintentional confessions have only just come to light, and prove how closely the German army were involved in the atrocities of the Holocaust.
In this programme, they are dramatised - word for word - from the original transcripts.
British intelligence requisitioned three stately homes for this epic task, and converted each into an elaborate trap.
The 100,000 hours of conversation they captured provided crucial intelligence that changed the course of the war, and revealed some of its worst horrors, from rape to mass executions to one of the earliest bulletins from the concentration camps.
But when the fighting ended, the recordings were destroyed and the transcripts locked away for half a century. Only now have they been declassified, researched and cross-referenced.
Nicholas Farrell (Secret State, The Iron Lady) leads the cast playing the real-life German generals who were held at one of the houses: Trent Park in Middlesex.
The programme also features the historian who uncovered the transcripts, and one of the surviving 'listeners': a hidden army, largely made up of German-speaking Jewish refugees, who had to transcribe accounts of appalling anti-Semitic crimes while never betraying their existence to the men they spent every day monitoring.

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PostSubject: Re: Major Ian Munroe Berlin late 1940s   2/6/2013, 14:34


Thank you for the tip, will watch with interest. Was there an article on the subject a few months ago in one of the weekend supplements?
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