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7-3-1972 Paper Says MacLeod Was A British Spy (Stars and Stripes)

A United Press International, article appearing in Stars and Stripes, covering recent allegations that Ian MacLeod, a young Scottish businessman killed during a police raid into a suspected Baader-Meinhof hideout, was actually a spy working for the British Secret Service. PDF: 7-3-1972 Paper Says MacLeod Was A British Spy

Katharina Hammerschmidt

Born in February of 1943, Katharina Hammerschmidt was associated with the gang early. By late-1971 she grew tired of her illegal life and fled Germany, leaving the gang. In mid-1972 she returned to Germany and gave herself up to authorities. While in custody, she developed a brain tumor, and later died in 1975. Many accused [read all]