Memorie.al Famous story of Albanian superintendent Iliaz Bazna, nicknamed “Cicero”, who served as a waiter during the years of World War II at the British Embassy in Ankara. How did he manage to provide the Germans with highly secret information and documents that informed Hitler of his allied landing in Normandy and the reward the Nazis had forged in sterling.
The agent, or as the spies are nicknamed “007”, the most famous of Albanian origin of all time, called Iliaz Bazna, became known to the world of world espionage thanks to the valuable documents he sold to Nazi espionage. (Abwehr) by Adolf Hitler, in Ankara (Turkish capital), who spoke of the famous Anglo-American and Canadian Allied landing plan on the beaches of Northern France (Normandy). Iliaz Bazna, the famous Albanian agent who worked as a waiter at the English ambassador to Turkey during World War II, became known by the nickname “Cicero” after giving him much information on German Nazi espionage for the installation of armies. allied to the La Manche Canal, (the naval strait connecting England with France), and for these “honors” he was paid 300,000 pounds, all in fake banknotes, as Abwehr did not entrust information to the Allied landing in Normandy. This, as they thought it was too late for the opening of the second front in Western Europe by Anglo-American allies. But underestimating this information, which they called invalid, would also lead to the eventual defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi army war.
Genesis of Cicero’s Deception
The beginning of the famous espionage story at the British embassy in Ankara began in October 1943, when the waiter of the English ambassador, Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, Iliaz Bazna decided to become rich by taking on the profession of agent, a profession that was very prominent at the time. . In the winter of 1943, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi army was suffering successive losses, and the opening of the second front in Western Europe was a matter of months. For this reason, Abwehr (Nazi espionage) hired many volunteer informants from various European countries, who, for a small sum of money, we’re willing to spy even the smallest details of allied operations conducted illegally on the coast. British. In this context, the waiter of the English Embassy in Turkey, “Cicero” (Bazna) was also “inspired”, who, in order to receive a large amount of money and become famous in the world of world espionage, gave the personnel of the to the German embassy in Ankara very important documents, referring to the “Day-D” operation that was being prepared by the allied Anglo-American forces against the Nazi army. These valuable documents, which were stolen from Bazna, were largely in the hands of Nazi agitators at the German embassy in Ankara. Subsequently, the administration of these valuable documents received the attaché of the German Embassy, Albert Jenke, who provided this valuable information to the German Ambassador to Turkey, Franz von Papen himself, and then telegraphed it to the Minister of Foreign Affairs himself. German foreigner, Joachim von Ribbentrop. After thoroughly analyzing all the secret military documents on the Allied landing mission in Normandy, the Nazi Abwehr greatly underestimated the information stolen by Iliaz Bazna and did not trust those rumored to be about the major allied operation being undertaken in Normandy. This happened because a few months earlier, Nazi aviation, which occasionally undertook flights over the British skies, had discovered a reserve “army” in the plains of Southern England preparing to land in Normandy. But later it turned out that the reserve “army” was nothing more than a few cars playing the role of “soldiers” and some air mattresses playing the role of “tanks” and “cars”. The same thing happened a week later in the North Sea, where Nazi aircraft discovered a whole “navy” installed there for landing in North Germany. But everything had been a scam devised by Anglo-American allies. So the Nazi Abwer, considering the traps of the Allies, decided to trap Cicero himself, giving him false pearls, because they did not believe the information he had given him. But they did not realize the grave mistake they had made by underestimating the information Bazna had given them. And Cicero’s information became a reality. On June 6, 1944, more than 200,000 Anglo-American and Canadian Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, off the coast of Northern France, as well as a large number of armored personnel carriers, which led to their loss. of Hitler’s war.
Odyssey of “Cicero”
After the end of World War II, Iliaz Bazna, along with his fake pendants, left for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But here also began Bazna’s great anger and disillusionment with Nazi Abwehr, who had fooled her with her fake pearls. Bazna deposited them in a Brazilian bank, thinking that all those fake pounds would not be blocked and seized by the government. But the opposite happened. Bazna lost all those false pounds that were blocked and seized by the Brazilian government and for this illegal activity, he was convicted by a Brazilian court and sentenced to several months in prison. After his release, he decided to give up the life of an “agent diplomat” and decided to live an honest life, working as a night guard in Munich. But Iliaz Bazna never gave up the claim for the return of the fake sterling that the Germans had given him during World War II. given by Abwehr during the war. But the German government rejected his request, considering it a closed chapter and an issue that no longer belonged to her. After this, Iliaz Bazna sued the German government in London for the fraud they had done to him by rewarding them with false pounds and not returning them. But even in the London trial, he failed, as the English court ignored Bazna’s vain appeal against an entire state. of World War II. And for this “trick” he decided to carry out his final revenge against the man who cheated, former military attaché of the German embassy in Ankara, Albert Jenke. And the revenge seems not too long to come.
The mysterious death of the German rogue
In 1953, at a hotel in Ankara, Albert Jenke, the man who cheated Iliaz Bazna, was found dead. Turkish police never learned the truth about the killing of Albert Jenkes, and the cause of the murder remained a major mystery for years. It is suspected that this mysterious plot might have something to do with Iliaz Bazna, as Jenke was the man who tricked her, “Cicero”, after suffering because of the pendulum, she did not feel much sympathy for this man. also in the memoirs of former CIA chief Allen Dulles, who states that: If Abwehr and Hitler had taken the information and value Iliaz Bazna had taken seriously for the time, he would have become a hero agent “alla” Sorge ”for the Nazi state. But fate smiled upon us, says Dulles. Even though Bazna never received “his” 300,000 pounds, he is considered and remains the highest-paid spy of all time … at least in fake banknotes. Then, for his adventure adventure, Iliaz Bazna wrote a book entitled “I Cicero”. Hollywood dedicated the movie “Fox of the Century”./Memorie.al