Catalogue description The Security Service: Subject (SF series) Files

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Details of KV 3
Reference: KV 3
Title: The Security Service: Subject (SF series) Files

The early part of this series comprises the only two subject files known to have survived from the First World War period . Later files in the series relate to other subjects tackled by the Security Service, including the recovery of British official documents recovered by raids on ARCOS Ltd, and documents seized in police raids on Communist Party Headquarters in 1925, the German secret services during the Second World War and the activities of British fascist groups and sympathisers. There are also some files relating to various Jewish and Zionist groups during the Second World War and in the last years of the Palestine mandate. Further files deal with the activities of the international communist movement and organisation of the Soviet Intelligence network.

SD in the list stands for Sicherheitsdienst (the German Security Service) and RSHA for Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Security Main Office).

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Date: 1905-1978
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: SF file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Security Service, 1931-

Physical description: 447 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1997 Security Service

Selection and destruction information: In 1998 the Home Secretary invited the Advisory Council on Public Records to consider the criteria for selection of Security Service records for permanent preservation. The council recommended the permanent preservation of all subject files (other than those of an ephemeral nature) and of all registers and other means of reference to them
Accruals: Series is accruing.

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