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Walter's War: Episode 1 - An English gentleman

The Gas Man | Tortoise Investigates

21-11-2023 • 31 mins

This story starts in 2012. Oliver is a dashing young diplomat, working in Afghanistan. Charlie is a graduate newly arrived in London, trying to find her feet in the world. The pair meet online and she falls in love. But only a few months later, she discovers that the story Oliver has told her about his life is not what it seems.


A decade later, this man has climbed to the top of academia, the civil service, and into the world of national security, eventually founding a billion-dollar company selling AI to the military.


But a mystery hangs over Charlie: did the untruths continue, and if they did, why haven’t caught up with him?


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