File Title Stockholm: Rickman Case
Reference FO 1093/231
Date 23 April 1940 - 28 September 1940
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of reports and correspondence concerning to the arrest of two British subjects in Sweden after they were accused of espionage. The documents record the details of the situation, in which the two expatriates had been engaging in propaganda directed towards Germany and were planning to sabotage the export of iron ore to the Germans, which led to their eventual arrest while in possession of explosives. The file also contains a complaint from the Foreign Office about the involvement of the embassy in the case, and allegations that the two men had been set up by German provocateurs.

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