Fritz Duquesne: The Nazi Spy with 1,000 Faces
‘Come and get me,’ he taunted authorities, but this spy and killer could not be taken down—until his Nazi spy masters slipped up.
“Col. Fritz du Quesne, a fugitive from justice, is wanted by His Majesty’s government for trial on the following charges: Murder on the high seas; the sinking and burning of British ships; the burning of military stores, warehouses, coaling stations, conspiracy, and the falsification of Admiralty documents.’” He carried on hostile operations against the British government in various parts of the world under the following names: Fred, Fredericks, Capt. Claude Staughton, Col. Bezan, von Ricthofen, Piet Niacud, etc. His correct and full name is Fritz Joubert Marquis du Quesne. Prior to the war he was known as Capt. Fritz du Quesne, a big game hunter, author, explorer and lecturer.”
-London Daily Mail, May 27, 1919
Frederick “Fritz” Joubert Duquesne was all of this and more—and worse.