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DOCUMENTS FROM THE CHAPMAN CASE

Eddie Chapman - Agent ZIGZAG

The following images present a selection of documents from the case of Eddie Chapman, a British career criminal who became a highly successful British double agent during World War II. They are among declassified files held by the National Archives at Kew, London, and can be viewed by any person with a free National Archives pass. The documents presented here are part of the files KV 2/455 to KV2/463 ("Edward Arnold CHAPMAN, codenamed ZIGZAG").


   Scan of statement by Eddie ChapmanScan of statement by Eddie Chapman
 

Statement by Eddie Chapman, 16 December 1942.


Scan of manifesto received from ChapmanScan of memo recommending Chapman as a double agent
 

Manifesto received from Chapman and memo recommending him to be used as an MI5 double agent, 18 December 1942. 


Scan of report of visit by Eddie Chapman and MI5 officers to the De Havilland factoryScan of report of visit by Eddie Chapman and MI5 officers to the De Havilland factoryScan of report of visit by Eddie Chapman and MI5 officers to the De Havilland factoryScan of report of visit by Eddie Chapman and MI5 officers to the De Havilland factoryScan of report of visit by Eddie Chapman and MI5 officers to the De Havilland factory
 

 

 

Report of visit by Eddie Chapman and MI5 officers to the De Havilland factory, 30 December 1942.


Photo of fake sabotage at the De Havilland factoryPhoto of fake sabotage at the De Havilland factory  
 

Fake sabotage at the De Havilland factory


Aerial view of fake sabotage at the De Havilland factory
 

Aerial view of fake sabotage at the De Havilland factory


Report on fake sabotage at the De Havilland factoryReport on fake sabotage at the De Havilland factory                          

Report on fake sabotage at the De Havilland factory, 31 January 1943.

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