File Title 'C', Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS): Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) Reports; War and Germany
Reference FO 1093/206
Date 25 January 1940 - 28 August 1942
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 reports, correspondence, and memoranda concerning intelligence gathering by the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the first half of the Second World War. Subjects discussed in this file include intelligence reports from a variety of informants on future Axis strategy, including alleged plans for the invasion of Scandinavia, the Low Countries, France, and Corfu; conditions inside Germany; German propaganda and its effect on German prisoners of war in Britain; conditions in occupied France; anti-British public opinion in Egypt; Turkish neutrality; German government forging of the Spanish currency; alleged treachery by the French foreign minister Pierre Laval; the dissemination to the British of false intelligence by the Italians; German intentions in the Balkans; and Italian entry into the war. The file also includes reviews of the reliability of intelligence furnished by several agents, and discussion of breaches of security by British personnel.

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