Often made with chemicals used in anti-freeze, illicit booze has left drinkers blind, comatose or dead
Often made with chemicals used in anti-freeze, illicit booze has left drinkers blind, comatose or dead

Counterfeiting: the imitation game

25 November 2016

“Eva says I have bad breath.” While Adolf Hitler did suffer from severe halitosis, was this remark about minor domestic discord really the Nazi leader’s own handwritten note in his long lost diaries?

In 1983, German news magazine Stern, News International and historian Hugh Trevor-Roper, author of The Last Days Of Hitler, were convinced it was. Yet within two weeks the ‘scoop of the century’ had collapsed. The forgeries weren’t especially sophisticated. For a start, the initials on the cover were...

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