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Scale of Nazi counterfeits revealed


According to MI5 files released today, Nazi counterfeiting during WWII was so effective that it destroyed confidence in British bank notes in Europe after the defeat of Germany.

The forged notes, made by prisoners at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, were so skilful only an expert could spot they were fake.

Reporter Sanchia Berg has been looking at the files.

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