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File Title 'C', Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS): Wireless Transmitters; Spain
Reference FO 1093/320
Date 5 January 1943 - 12 November 1943
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013

Description

A file of correspondence concerning a plan to install radio sets in British consulates in various Spanish cities to transmit reports of Axis shipping movements. The letters discuss the details and intentions of the scheme, which was intended to help the Royal Navy catch Axis blockade runners; an objection from the British ambassador to Spain, Sir Samuel Hoare, arguing that the plan would complicate relations with the Spanish; arrangements for transporting and installing the radio sets; and reports of technical difficulties, and the need for trained operators.

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