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

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Details of KV 2/4197
Reference: KV 2/4197
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 569z: summary of the case August 1942-February 1943. Serial 577a: original letter with secret writing
Date: 1943 Feb 13 - 1943 Mar 24
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 64226 VOL 8
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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