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Transcript of interview: Ethel Cox, 2016

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 181

Scope and Contents

Mrs Cox's reminiscences, particularly on investigations into the leakage of information from the Embassy to German intelligence, partly by Elyesa Bazna ['Cicero'], the valet of Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, the British Ambassador to Turkey.


  • 2016


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.

Biographical / Historical

Ethel Cox, née Simes, was born in Smyrna [later Izmir, Turkey] in September 1912. When she was 17, in February 1940, she went to work for the British Embassy in Ankara as a shorthand typist, and served there until her husband was posted to Egypt in June 1943.

Mrs Cox died on 16 December 2016.


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Language of Materials



Cox, Ethel, 1912-2016, shorthand typist

Finding aid date

2019-07-30 14:03:43.883000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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