On Thursday morning, 28 August 2014, I received a phone call from Steve Vogel, former Washington Post reporter and author of Through the Perilous Fight, who asked if I would talk to him about my experiences at the Berlin Tunnel. He said he'd got my name from CIA HQ in Washington, D.C., having read David Stafford's 2002 print documentary Spies Beneath Berlin and also having seen the 2011 British documentary film of the same name.
Delighted by his interest, I offered to provide him with events, names and correspondence from my recollections and files, but with one proviso. That proviso was that he consider seriously a subject that neither author David Stafford nor the British film director had taken seriously, but which was (and still is) central to my own Berlin Tunnel experience. He agreed and we began the process of getting personally acquainted. We then agreed to a more in depth conversation next Monday, Labor Day..
To be continued...