This series contains files of General Headquarters, Middle East Forces, covering operations of the British, Dominion, and Allied forces in the Middle East theatre, including the Balkans. It includes files originating in the Political Intelligence Centre, Middle East, and some files dealing with pre-invasion planning for operations in Sicily and Italy.
A small collection of files which originated in the Political Intelligence Centre Middle East is included. Files listed under the heading 'Italy' (pieces 1801-1918) deal with pre-invasion planning for operations in Sicily and Italy.
All papers marked with security gradings have now been declassified.