Catalogue description Juan PUJOL GARCIA, aliases GARBO, BOVRIL, IMMORTAL: Spanish. PUJOL GARCIA was the...

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Details of KV 2/4190
Reference: KV 2/4190
Description:

Juan PUJOL GARCIA, aliases GARBO, BOVRIL, IMMORTAL: Spanish. PUJOL GARCIA was the celebrated wartime MI5 double cross agent whose channel to the Abwehr was used for the purposes of strategic deception, significantly with regard to D Day. The file documents the progressive development of the GARBO sub-agent 'network' and of schemes to convey disinformation to the enemy. After D Day the security of the GARBO network was threatened by defections from Abwehr ranks and consequently various ingenious contingency plans were drawn up by the case officer, Thomas HARRIS, in readiness

Note: Serial 27b: original GARBO note. Serial 35a: 2 photographs. Other GARBO related files are to be found at KV 2/39-42, 63-71, 101-102 and 2863
Date: 1942 Feb 23 - 1942 May 18
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 64226 VOL 1
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2016
Record opening date: 28 September 2016
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