Catalogue description Erich VERMEHREN: German. VERMEHREN was an Abwehr officer and assistant to the German...

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Erich VERMEHREN: German. VERMEHREN was an Abwehr officer and assistant to the German Military Attache in Ankara when, early in 1944, he and his wife defected to the British side. Codenamed PRECIOUS, he gave a great deal of valuable information to the Allies about German intelligence operations, seriously curtailing their efforts in the region at the end of the war. He was also well-informed about opposition to the Nazis within Germany

Date: 1950 Jan 18-1950 May 26
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF66208 VOL 3
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2002
Record opening date: 31 October 2002

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