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File Title Future of Secret Services: Part 1; Lord Hankey's Review of the Security and Intelligence Services
Reference FO 1093/193
Date 7 February 1940 - 13 May 1942
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013

Description

A file of documents relating to the review of the security and intelligence services carried out by Lord Hankey in 1940. The file includes copies of two reports by Hankey, covering the organisation and structure of the British intelligence services, activities in enemy and neutral territory, intelligence gathering and distribution, the funding of the intelligence services, intelligence requirements; and the quality of intelligence reports from various countries. Other subjects covered in this file include discussion of the report’s findings; liaison between different intelligence services; the responsibility for the production of propaganda; the organisation of sabotage in enemy territory; the taxation of the salaries of intelligence staff; examples of operations carried out in the early stages of the war, including the extraction of agents from Czechoslovakia; possible ways of disposing of the French colonies in West Africa; and the gathering of intelligence on the possible German invasion of Britain.

Document Title Date
i Front Cover Download PDF (277 KB)
1st Future of Secret Services: Part 1; Lord Hankey's Review of the Security and Intelligence Services Download PDF (27.22 MB)
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