The Albanian Iliaz Bazna, of the most successful spies of World War II

Iliaz Bazna
Rare photo of Iliaz Bazna

 For Iliaz Bazna or also known as Elyesa Bazna have been written many books and is amde even a movie for Iliaz Baznna in 1952 tittlet "5 Fingers" with director Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

Who was Iliaz Bazna?

Iliaz Bazna was born in 1904 in Prishtina. Vilajet of Kosovo. His dad was an Imam and a teacher of religion.

He may have been the most successful World War II spy who spied for the account of German Nazis, but also as a double spy, he had worked as a servant at the British Embassy in Ankara. Under the codename "Cicero" Albana Bazna in the years 1943-1944 had photographed all the secret documents available at the British Embassy.

Also Allen Dulles, former CIA Director involved him in his book "Great Spy Stories".

The Albanian Iliaz Bazna, of the most successful spies of World War II

Bazna managed to photographing 400 documents, including reports on the US war supplies in the Soviet Union, reports of allied summits, instructions for the planned invasion of France, the driver and the professional thieves offered to the German Embassy the documents for $ 300,000.

With a sum of $ 1.2 million, Bazna would begin building a luxury Turkish hotel, but could not complete it, because all the British banknotes he had received from OPN Bernard would be false.

Bazna, this time, escapes the prison, accused of falsifying currency. He spent the rest of his life in poverty and was unable to receive compensation from the post-war West German government. Working as a car mechanic and as a music teacher (he had several training courses in the field of opera), Cicero died in Istanbul in 1971./Oculus News

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