Post-World War II Germany was Mary Hanford's world as a young American girl. She was the "fly on the wall" witness to events designed to take down the Krupp Empire, which had been major money behind Hitler. Her lawyer father was part of the team that took over the Krupp mansion - Villa Hugel - where behind-the-scenes efforts were coordinated to, frankly, extract justice on Krupp. Mary had virtual free run of the massive mansion known as Villa Hugel, including access to the one-of-a-kind swim-ming pool beneath the floors where secret strategies were formulated. The German and American publics never were told what really took place during that effort, which ultimately was a disaster of historic proportions due to a senior American official who had personally known Krupp and Hitler, and not in an unfriendly way.