The Gehlen Memoirs Author:Reinhard Gehlen During the war he was in charge of all intellignce operations in Russia and the Balkans. In 1944 he secreted his archives in the mountains of Bavaria, went into hiding with members of his staff, and at the appropriate moment delivered himself and his service as a going concern to the Americans. From this sprange the Gehlen Organization- the sem... more »i-autonomous, American financed intelligence service whose knowedge of Russian affairs and influence onWestern policy became a byword in informed circles throughout the world.
Then in 1956 came a further transformation when the Organization was transferred to the German Federal Government. Until his retirement at the end of 1968 General Gehlen was in supreme command of the German secret service.« less