Super spy: the story of Reinhard Gehlen

United Kingdom, 1974

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Episode of Series “Visions of War”.
Investigates the life of Reinhard Gehlen, known as the ‘spymaster of the western world’. As Hitler’s Chief of Intelligence on the Russian Front he secreted himself and his files on the Soviets away, whilst he waited to bargain for his freedom with the Americans. His bargain was accepted and he and his files formed the basis of the CIA when it was set up in 1947. The story is traced from Gehlen’s joining the Nazi Party during the early 1930’s to his retirement on a CIA pension in the late 60’s.

Credits

production company

Peter Batty Productions

producer/director

Peter Batty

Duration

00:44:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1974

Appears in

Visions of War

Group of items

Visions of War

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010445

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Gehlen, Reinhard

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Espionage

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → United States. Central Intelligence Agency

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → National socialism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States. Central Intelligence Agency

History → History

History → United States. Central Intelligence Agency

People → Gehlen, Reinhard

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

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Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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