File Title Financing escape lines through Spain
Reference CAB 301/90
Date 2 December 1940 - 19 July 1941
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of correspondence concerning the funding of lines of escape for Allied prisoners of war through southern France and Spain. Subjects covered in the file include financial support for Varian Fry of the American Rescue Committee who was involved in evacuating British personnel from Marseilles; information on the number of British and Allied personnel crossing into Spain; the provision of foreign currencies for escape organisations; shortfalls in escape and evacuation funds in British consulates in Barcelona and Madrid; and the administrative responsibility for providing funds for these purposes.

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