As Gerald Mendel inspected abandoned German military camps in Normandy, he found this leather bag that would have belonged to a German officer. The bag contained maps, pencils, a ruler and a pistol cleaner
With his knowledge of German and Dutch, Gerald Mendel (2nd row, 4th from left) was sent to an interrogator training course at Cambridge University in England. He was the only Canadian to participate in the course. 1943
As an interrogator, Gerald Mendel received this handbook that included information about the German military and their weapons and vehicles as well as all procedural guidelines for interrogating prisoners.
This book, "The German Army in Pictures," was a part of Mr. Mendel's interrogator's manual.
A letter from the British military recognizing Mr. Mendel's work interrogating a German Naval Commando. His interrogation led to very important naval information. January 1, 1945
"My father read Mein Kampf in 1929, and decided it was something that one should not ignore"