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The fact that the back of the German intelligence system was broken at least two years ago was mentioned by Mr. F. McCallum, a former member of the field security section of the' 2nd N.Z.E.F., during a talk to the Victoria League to-day on the activities of enemy agents in Italy.

A small unit, consisting of one officer and 15 men, all of whom had special qualifications such as knowledge of languages, the security section was charged with the performance of many risky tasks, ranging from the combating of subversive activities, sabotage, and black marketing to protective duties. The system adopted in the field was to place members of the section with every formation in order to train the men how to combat various activities of enemy agents.

The experience gained in Italy showed that a large proportion of the agents were boys and girls between 18 and 20 years, and it had been their unpleasant duty to have to send some of them to execution.

The speaker dealt with many of the activities which had been entrusted to members of his section. He mentioned that New Zealand noncommissioned officers checked persons and vehicles passing the treble barbed wire surrounding the hotel where Churchill, Roosevelt and Chiang Kai-shek lived during th'i Cairo conference. He also described the elaborate defence and security systems which were in operation.

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COMBATING ENEMY SPIES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945

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COMBATING ENEMY SPIES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945

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