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The French and their money are soon parted

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Via Landeryou, this amusing little item from the Guardian:

    French spies have lost a secret war chest of €25m meant to fund a government-in-exile in the event of invasion or nuclear attack. The money was hidden in bank accounts and investments controlled by a handful of intelligence officers who passed on the details by word of mouth.
    The cache is apparently distributed around the world, but exactly where is unknown. It was set up around 1919 using part of the reparations paid by Germany after the armistice that ended the first world war 88 years ago today.
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November 12, 2006 at 9:09 pm

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