1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 3, 2021 12:25 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking documents on planned invasion of Malta (WWII)

    Gianluca Giorgio Falzon Newbie

      Hello, I have come across an open access PDF of a CIA (Foreign Documents Division) document dated February 1953 and approved for release in 2004 on special wartime Italian accessions that were, at the time, residing at the GMDS, Federal Records Union, King and Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia. One of these documents was originally accessioned as Doc. No. “It. 9A” and named “Plan for the military occupation of the Malta Island Group: Operation C3, to gain control of the Central Mediterranean, 1941-1942, Italian High Command, 300. pp and maps”. Could anyone help me gauge whether this document is still extant, where, and whether it would be possible to view it remotely? Sincere thanks in advance for your help.

      Gianluca Giorgio Falzon

        • Re: Seeking documents on planned invasion of Malta (WWII)
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Flazon,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 22 record series created by the CIA's Foreign Documents Division in the Records of the Central Intelligence Agency (Record Group 263). For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

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