File Title Use of German Refugees
Reference FO 1093/131
Date 26 October 1939 - 14 December 1939
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of correspondence and a report concerning the potential use of German refugees in Britain to help the war effort. Topics of discussion include the potential manners in which they could be useful, including as sources of information about Germany, and as part of propaganda efforts; the organisation and control of the mechanisms for dealing with refugees; and discussion of the reliability of the refugees, and the need for surveillance of them. The file also contains a report on British propaganda efforts, including a section on the potential role of German refugees in Britain.

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