File Title Albania: Operation Valuable; Volume 1
Reference FO 1093/452
Date 30 December 1948 - 23 November 1949
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013
Notes A number of pages within this file have been retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1958.


A file of reports, memoranda, and correspondence concerning a plan for special operations in Albania to reduce Albanian support for communists in Greece. Subjects discussed in the file include the need to detach Albania from the Eastern Bloc; the lack of intelligence relating to Albania, and the difficulties of collecting it; a scheme to insert agents into Albania to carry out a guerrilla war; the internal situation in Albania, and the level of resistance to the regime of Enver Hoxha; the potential political and diplomatic consequence of intervention in Albania; the involvement of other nations, including Yugoslavia and the United States of America; the successful insertion of agents into Albania; the organisation of bases to support Albanian operations; and the releasing of information to the press.

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