Graham Bassett is relocating to Berlin from 4 September 2014 to pursue activities in
my role as a director of George Wood Movie Limited, a rights holding
company established in the UK to produce a film on the life of George
Wood, aka Fritz Kolbe. Kolbe smuggled over 2000 documents from the
Berlin Foreign Office and the Wolf's Lair between 1943 and 1945 to the
head of the US Legation in Berne, Switzerland, Allen Dulles. Dulles
later became the founding head of the Central Intelligence Agency and
the agency later declared Kolbe was the most important US spy of the
When he attempted to take his first lot of documents to the British,
Kolbe was dismissed as a cad and a bounder. When the British were later
asked by Dulles to check the veracity of the documents smuggled by
Kolbe, they appointed Kim Philby to the task. It is understood Philby
denigrated the documents to the British secret services while informing
the Russians about the key spy the Americans had developed at the heart
of the Third Reich.
Lucas Delattre has written a book about Kolbe's life, Un Espion au Coeur de al IIIme Reich.
He will be examining Cambridge University's new accreditation for
non-English speaking legal practitioners, the International Legal
He will return to Australia in December 2014 for 10 days to run Southern
Cross University's summer school on Cyberlaw at Byron Bay.