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Letter from Major-General Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] to Brigadier George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] marked "confidential" stating that he has studied the letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire] and has spoken to Colonel Capel Dunn [Secretary of the Joint Intelligence Committee] "an organisation which will be closely interested in the efficiency of counter intelligence in Germany". Jacob refutes suggestion that preparations for counter intelligence are being undertaken lightly, states that our very best intelligence officers are being earmarked, and comments that Wise has not got the qualifications required by the "head man in the job" and could not be planted arbitrarily in such a position. He suggests that Wise be asked to call on Capel Dunn who "will be able to take steps to get him fitted into the counter intelligence organisation in the Control Commission for Germany". [Signed typescript].
- 06 Oct 1944
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