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

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Details of KV 2/4191
Reference: KV 2/4191
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 83a: original letters to GARBO from 'Federico'. Serial 135c: original letter etc to Mrs GARBO. Serial 149a: material from GARBO's notebook etc
Date: 1942 May 19 - 1942 Jun 24
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 64226 VOL 2
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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