Did this camera belong to a WWII German Spy?

Kodak Retina 1, Type 118, c1935-36. S/N 674753

Did this camera belong to a WWII German Spy?

Found on the Tube in London during WWII by my father, all thoughts of handing in to the Lost and Found Department were dispelled upon finding the German owner’s name in the camera case. 

Dad gave me his camera when I was about fourteen years old. I remember always being fascinated by the precision manufacture and quality engineering. The way the shutter and aperture dials moved. Box Brownies and their kind were not for me. And of course, the German spy’s name and address in the camera case was always a bonus. 

I remember experimenting with both Kodak Plus-X and Tri-X film, I always preferred the gritty higher ASA 400 Tri-X.  Trying every trick in the book to get my parents to get the film actually developed and printed. I also remember reading the instructions that came with the rolls of film, studying and learning all about exposure. My early photos were of cows, sheep, and my brothers and sister, they were, of course, total rubbish. Although, regrettably, developing and printing my own pics didn’t come until much later in life.

Sir Ed took this same model camera with him on his famous Everest expedition (he apparently bought it second-hand before he left, however his camera had the high-quality Tessar lens), and the shot of Sherpa Tensing on the summit was snapped by Sir Ed. Tensing however, had never handled a camera, so there was never a shot of NZ’s national hero on the top of the world.

Our German spy may or may not have been real. 

I doubt he would have been so dumb to have his name in the camera case. 

A more realistic story would be the camera had been stolen from a German prisoner or soldier, and then left on the Tube. I dunno, I prefer the original story.

Kodak Retina 1, type 118, 1935-36, s/n 674753

And the original owner? L Wiese, Kiel, Jungfernstieg 27. 

This address can be found with Google Earth.

Yes, the pics with the camera of a small boy are of me, taken by my father on this very camera.