Heribert Von Feilitzsch
THE SECRET WAR COUNCIL
Saturday, March 5th 2016
About Heribert Von Feilitzsch: Heribert von Feilitzsch grew up in Germany, only yards from the East German border, the "Iron Curtain." In 1988 he came to the United States as a student. Fascinated with the Mexican-American border, he pursued a Masters Degree in Latin-American History with focus on the Mexican Revolution at the University of Arizona. The Mexican-American border, devoid of self-shooting machines and mine fields, still constitutes a barrier that divides two cultures, two distinct national identities, and creates a complicated economic and political framework worth studying. While pursuing a business career in later years and adding an MBA from Wake Forest University, he remained committed to writing about the Mexican-American border. After twenty years of painstaking original research in the U.S., Mexico, and Germany, von Feilitzsch published a series of scholarly books on the German secret service and the Mexican Revolution. He lives on a farm in Northern Virginia with his wife and children.
The Secret War Council: The German Fight against the Entente in America in 1914: The Secret War Council, a group of diplomats, businessmen, secret agents, and propagandists, organized, financed, and implemented Germany’s war strategy towards the United States starting in the summer of 1914. Its chief, an anglophile German government administrator with management experience named Heinrich F. Albert, proved to be an able executor of the tasks Berlin assigned to him. German agents proceeded to organize blockade running operations, attacks on Canada, intelligence gathering, and massive propaganda efforts.