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Note, Netaji Shook Hitler's Hand

Subhash Chandra Bose should have known better. Bose visited Berlin in 1939 to enlist Nazi support for his independence movement and shook Hitler's Hand.

And I come to have more and more respect for Gandhi. If you say yes to A of  Z then B of Y certainly follow and C of X can't be logically denied. So Gandhi said clear no to A.

Image found in Hindustan Times (dated April 17, 2009) story on a collector of vintage currency and coins.

I looked around for some more information on this note and found this:

It turns out that Azad Hind may have never actually minted any banknotes meant as currency ( according to a rumor Germans printed banknotes for Bose, but  allegedly they were lost when the ship they were sent in was torpedoed on its way to Japan). The 1000 (currency unit less) notes depicting Bose shaking the hand of Adolf Hitler were commemorative propaganda banknote minted at the end of the war and meant to be sold with the profits going to various charities for the benefit of Indian National Army veterans.

Read more about this and the Propaganda wars over India during WW2 at 
Do check it out of some vintage propaganda leaflets and other related graphic material of the era.
It's an article inspired by Dr. Arunkumar Bhatt's book  'Psychological Warfare and India' (2006).


  1. Hi, I am trying to find out the value of the INA currency notes. I met an elderly man in a village who has two of these and wants to know if he can sell them.


  2. They are worth between Rs 2000 and Rs 6000 each. If interested in selling, please let me know with the request amount. thanks.


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