According to this DailyMail UK report, Canadian WWII vet Joe Corry claims: “He had assassinated a Nazi scientist with a crossbow, watched D-Day from a house on the landing beaches, rescued the nuclear scientist J Robert Oppenheimer (the so-called father of the atom bomb) from Holland, attached limpet mines to U-boats, been shipwrecked off Newfoundland, and had even worked with the future James Bond author, Ian Fleming, himself an intelligence officer. The new edition (of his book) has been described by Corry’s editor as ‘everything you’d want to read in a World War II memoir — it’s a gripping, rollercoaster account of extreme bravery and resourcefulness, that also packs a powerful and emotional punch’.
There is, however, just one problem: it simply isn’t true!
There were no such ‘experimental extermination camps’ in Holland, and the concentration camps that had been on Dutch soil had been discovered well before May 4 — the day of the German surrender in Holland.
In fact, nearly everything Corry claims about his wartime experiences is fictitious. There was no ‘Special Service Unit’; Professor Oppenheimer was in the U.S. throughout the war; there were no British troops hiding in houses on the D-Day beaches. The list of falsehoods is astonishing and blatant. Little wonder that Mike Jones, editorial director of Simon & Schuster, now says: ‘We publish a vast range of non-fiction, and we have acquired the book on the basis of what we are being told.”
The article then goes on to list a number of other frauds whose stories have been highly publicized and later exposed as fiction and adds:
“After the exposure of Fragments, one might have hoped publishers would have taken more care in vetting manuscripts, but this has not proved to be the case.
After all, the Nineties were the decade in which ‘misery memoirs’ became fashionable, and a Holocaust tale is the ultimate misery memoir.”
Yeah right Simon & Schuster, more like …lots of fiction passed off as non-fiction, only this time you got busted! Shame on Joe Corry, but shame on you too, for all too often this sort of rubbish ends up on the New York Times Best Seller’s List, earning you and the writers plenty of dough, while being absorbed into the public consciousness as fact, and also encouraging more frauds to publish fake stories. And shame on this pathological liar who has done a grave disservice to his own country and to other WWII vets (though not the first to do so), and who, like so many other fraudsters, malign the German nation with pure bullshit, and do so with impunity!