Monday, May 9, 2011

Albert Bachmann, a Colorful Swiss Spymaster, Dies at 81

Albert Bachmann, Switzerland’s least effective but most colorful spymaster, whose dread of a Soviet invasion led him to create a secret intelligence service and guerrilla force unknown to the Swiss government in the 1970s, died on April 12 in Cork, Ireland. He was 81.

Mr. Bachman really looks the part doesn't he. He was dead serious though about his effort to be ready for a Soviet invasion.

Read the whole story at the New York Times ...

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