File Title Secret Funds for Baghdad
Reference CAB 301/97
Date 3 January 1941 - 14 January 1946
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of correspondence concerning the funding of the activities of the British ambassador in Baghdad. Subjects covered in the file include plans to bribe Iraqi politicians and other prominent public figures to support the British cause; the need to counter similar German and Italian plans; the upkeep of the Iraqi regent, Abdullah, in Palestine during the Anglo-Iraqi war; and the transfer of responsibility for a grant for the Political Advisory Staff in Baghdad from the Special Operations Executive (SOE) to the ambassador.

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