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* (above) Minute by Colonel TA Robertson, responsible for finding and training double agents for MI5, about Treasure’s dismissal, 15 June 1944
(below) Treasure’s note of the control signal she used when contacting Kliemann, 14 June 1944
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* Yesterday I saw TREASURE at 39 Hill Street in the presence of Miss Sherer.

I said that I had come to deliver a very serious talk as I had, during the past few days, formed definite opinions with regard to her case. I said that we had already taken over the transmitter and were imitating her and that in future she would not be required to assist us in this way. I pointed out that my reasons for coming to this conclusion were two-fold:

1) that I had heard from Miss Sherer that TREASURE had been to Lisbon in order to and had fixed up with KLIEMANN a signal or signals which would appear in her messages indicating whether or not she was working under control, and
2) that from a reliable source it had been reported that while in Lisbon she had fixed up a means of communication with a German Intelligence Officer without this coming to our notice.

I pointed out that it was quite impossible for me to place any confidence in someone who behaved in this manner.

I then said that we would pay her £5. a week as from Monday next, and that if she decided to have an operation, we would undertake to pay all expenses. At the same time we would clear up any outstanding doctors’ bills. I also said that we would endeavour, although I made no promise whatever, to send her at some future date, either to her sister in Algiers or to her family in Paris, if conditions made this possible.

I pointed out, however, that if I had any cause to think that she was being indiscreet or was in any way acting contrary to the interests of the Allied cause, I would at once take severe action, and would either put her into prison or hand her over to the French authorities who would no doubt deal with her pretty severely. I also said that naturally any allowance in the shape of money which I was making to her would cease. In addition, I said that we might occasionally wish to consult her over some point in connection with the traffic and that I expected her to give us every assistance. I also asked her to make arrangements to leave 39 Hill Street within the next fortnight.

Before leaving, I made quite certain that she had understood what I had said and asked her if she had anything to say. She had nothing to say except that she did not want the money. I said that she would take it whether she liked it or not, and that she could do what she liked with it.

[signed]
T.A. Robertson.

A.D.B.
15.6.44.

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[note by Mary Sherer] Original note made by Treasure regarding her Control Signal.

[in Sergueiew’s hand] Don’t put the dash after KA. If dash before AR do AR once – if no dash AR twice. Month starts 13. Next no dash. Following month anyhow.

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