Post war Jewish Terrorist Activities in the UK including threats against Field Marshal Montgomery

Jewish Terrorist Activities in the UK

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Catalogue ref: KV 3/437

  • Date: 22/03/1945 – 22/12/1947

 

This file details threats to sabotage public buildings and to assassinate public figures made by Jewish terrorist organisations including Irgun and the Stern Group, and precautions taken to deal with the threat. KV 3/437 contains discussion of a number of threats made by these groups against leading British figures such as Field Marshal Montgomery and Hugh Trevor-Roper and against Jews who had been willing to participate in the 1946 London Conference on the future of Palestine.

KV 3/438 details the investigation into an explosion at the Colonial Club and an unexploded bomb planted in Dover House, Whitehall. The bombs were linked to the Stern Group based in Paris.

KV 3/440 details threats made to British officers including Captain Roy Farran, who was believed to have been involved in the death of a Jewish boy in Palestine. It goes on to discuss two parcel bombs, one of which detonated, killing Farran’s brother and another, which failed to explode, which was received by General Evelyn Barker. It also contains some details of a failed bomb attempt in Parliament Square.

The files span KV 3/437 to KV 3/441. KV 3/438 and KV 3/440 have been digitised.

Jewish terrorist activities in the UK. This file details threats to sabotage public…

 

Reference: KV 3/440
Description: Jewish terrorist activities in the UK. This file details threats to sabotage public buildings and to assassinate public figures made by Jewish terrorist organisations including Irgun and the Stern Group; and precautions taken to deal with the threat. The file also contains papers on the killing by a parcel bomb of Rex FARRAN in error for his brother Captain Roy FARRAN
Note: Serial 278ab: circular bulletin from Irgun Zvai Leumi, including a threat to Captain Roy Farran. Serial 297a: press cutting on assassination of Captain Farran’s brother
Date: 1948 Jan 17 – 1950 May 23
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department SF 218-0302 VOL 4
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2014
Record opening date: 28 February 2014
Details of KV 3/438
Reference: KV 3/438
Description: Jewish terrorist activities in the UK. This file details threats to sabotage public buildings and to assassinate public figures made by Jewish terrorist organisations including Irgun and the Stern Group; and precautions taken to deal with the threat. The file also contains papers on the killing by a parcel bomb of Rex FARRAN in error for his brother Captain Roy FARRAN
Note: Serial 127a: report on bomb found at the Colonial Office. Serial 135a: list of recipients of parcel bombs. Serial 157a: summary report on parcel bombs
Date: 1947 Apr 16 – 1947 Sep 19

 

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