File Title 'C', Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS): Miscellaneous Correspondence, Including Allied Cyphers; Axis Activities in Turkey and Scandinavia; Y (Signals Intelligence) Board; Information and Reports of Actions From Various Sources; Secret Funding
Reference FO 1093/261
Date 12 December 1942 - 16 December 1943
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013
Notes A number of documents within this file have been retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1958.


A file of miscellaneous correspondence involving ‘C’, the Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). Subjects discussed in the letters include British intelligence requirements across the globe, including enemy and neutral territory; a plan to kidnap the Vichy Minister of the Interior, M. Bousquet; complaints about the poor quality of political intelligence gathered in South East Europe; liaison, communications, and the sharing of intelligence with the Yugoslavian government and partisans; arrangements for the infiltration of a British agent into the Danish collaborationist government; funding for the British consul in Lisbon to purchase intelligence; plans to arrest a Spanish diplomat in Turkey who was working for the German Abwehr intelligence service; a report on possible Italian reactions to a demand for unconditional surrender; interest in the pro-Nazi Russian organisation led by General Vlasov; a report of a pro-British informer in the Abwehr; and a report of alleged Finnish peace proposals made to Russia.

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