Banknotes from the Underground: Counterfeiting and the International Order in Interwar Europe

@article{Petruccelli2016BanknotesFT,
  title={Banknotes from the Underground: Counterfeiting and the International Order in Interwar Europe},
  author={David Petruccelli},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2016},
  volume={51},
  pages={507 - 530}
}
In December 1925, a group of Hungarian nationalists were caught trying to put into circulation a large quantity of counterfeit francs in a bid to weaken the French economy and fund irredentist action in Central Europe. This article uses this plot and police investigations to examine the central role of counterfeiting in international crime control and policing in interwar Europe and to make broader claims about interwar internationalism. Earlier Hungarian plots targeting neighboring states… Expand
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