File Title 'C', Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS): 'Blake'; German Reporting Stations Around the Straits of Gibraltar
Reference FO 1093/327
Date 1 January 1943 - 5 February 1943
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of reports, correspondence, and memoranda concerning German intelligence activities in neutral Spain during the Second World War. The documents include reports of a visit to Spain by Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, head of the German foreign intelligence service, during which he met with senior members of the Spanish government; reports of Spanish intelligence activities in Spain and Morocco, including sabotage of British ships and the monitoring of Gibraltar; lists of German agents known to be active in Spain; diplomatic protests to the Spanish government about the German espionage; and an enquiry from the Spanish about the source of the detailed British knowledge about German intelligence activities.

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