War Office: Judge Advocate General's Office, War Crimes Group (South East Europe) and predecessors: Case Files (SEE and other series)

Reference:
WO 310
Title:
War Office: Judge Advocate General's Office, War Crimes Group (South East Europe) and predecessors: Case Files (SEE and other series)
Description:

This series contains policy and case files relating to the investigation of war crimes in South East Europe.

The files mainly originated from the Judge Advocate General's Office in Austria, but the series also contains some files which originated in the office of the Deputy Judge Advocate General Central Mediterranean Force (DJAG CMF) in Naples, Italy.

Date:
1943-1948
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   SEE and other file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
War Office, Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Forces, 1935-1948
Physical description:
259 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Ministry of Defence , from 1989
Accruals:
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

General Headquarters Central Mediterranean Force (CMF) originally had responsibility for the investigation of war crimes in Italy, Austria, North Africa and Greece, and the investigation of war crimes in Austria was carried out by the Military Police.

In January 1946, a War Crimes Investigation Section was detached from Italy to Austria and came under the direct control of the Assistant Director, Judge Advocate General (ADJAG), British Troops in Austria.

In June 1947, a separate War Crimes Group, South East Europe was formed under the direct control of the Military Deputy, Judge Advocate General in London.

This group operated until March 1948 when the balance of its outstanding work was handed over to the War Crimes Group, North-West Europe.

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