JEWISH MADE GERMAN FAKE OPERATION BERNHARD NOTES CREATED to DESTABILIZE the BRITISH ECONOMY
During World War II, nearly perfect English pound notes were produced by Jewish prisoners in German camps. This operation ( the second of its type ) was code named ” Bernhard ” after its director and was to have been used to destabilize the British for eventual defeat by the GERMANs. The counterfeiting of currency of the opponent was a long standing practice used by the Duke Galeazzo Sforza of Milan ( 15th Century ), by the British in the hopes of bringing the Continentals to their knees, and the British again in World War I against the Turks . In 1942, the German Brigadier General Doerner visited several concentration camps culling Jews with special talents, including engravers, printers, designers, bankers etc. of more than 10 different nationalities. They were promised better living conditions and a special enclave within Germany to live after the final victory, if they would help produce a perfect copy of the British money of the time.
There were more than 100 security checks in these uniface ( one sided ) British pound notes to be re – worked. And so, after several months of attempts and failures, the near perfect notes were being cranked out in large numbers. So good were these fakes that several of these Jews received distinguished decorations for their service to the GERMAN Government. Fortunately, the Bank of England got wind of this scheme fairly early on, but none-the-less a large quantity of these notes, were passed.
This genuine Bernhard £ ( pound ) note has that worn look, considering that part of the process of making the perfect note was to give them that used look ( poking holes, fraying the edges, pulling off a bit of paper, crumpling them etc. )
HOW TO TELL THE REAL from the FAKE ? Although there are many ways, the easiest is by seeing if the line going up to the 1st serif N in watermarked ENGLAND hits the center ( a fake ) as opposed to the left of the serif ( the Real McCoy ). There are several books and many articles written about the GERMAN plan to copy enemy banknotes, and a movie called ‘The Counterfeiters’ released just a few years ago. 100 or 500 or 1000 Pounds…… these were never made as forgeries, as these higher denomination would be scrutinized too carefully
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