The collection is divided into two principal sections. The first part is comprised of personal papers relating to McKitterick's career, 1942-1945, and includes requests for transfer, administrative problems with his pay, and some of his confidential reports on individuals considered for special missions. The second section comprises a run of the PICME-produced 'Balkan Political Intelligence Notes' and its successor the 'Balkan Political Review'. These regular briefings for military and political personnel provide an insight into changing British perceptions of the forces and characters that shaped the politics of Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Albania, and Turkey during the late years of the war.
I. Personal correspondence
1-15. Service with MI12, Haifa and Cairo, 12 Feb. 1942 - [28 Nov. 1943].
16-17. Service with Force 133 SOE, 25 - 27 June 1944.
18-20. Service with the Political Intelligence Centre, Cairo, 20 Oct. 1944 - 25 Nov. 1944.
21-22. Service with the Political Intelligence Centre, Athens, [Dec. 1944] - 31 Jan. 1945.
23-24. Service with Agis PWB Sub-Mission Greece, 24-30 July 1945.
II. Correspondence with Lt-Col. Basil L. Deed, PIC HQ (Cairo)
68 letters, 25 Oct. 1944 - 23 Feb. 1945, relating to the establishment of and problems faced by a PIC branch in liberated Athens.
III. Reports and other papers
1. Morse Code, with (on verso) brief notes on Major I.A.A. Blaikie and Lt H.G. Barnham, undated, c. 1942.
2. Service with MI12, Cairo (Head of Free-French Section), undated (the last date on the list is 1 Jan. 1944).
3-5. Service with Force 133 SOE, 18 May 1944 - 7 July 1944.
6-10. Security Intelligence Middle East (SIME) Reports, 20-28 Dec 1944.
IV. PIC and other political reports
1-7. September 1944 - March 1945.
V. Balkan Political Intelligence Notes
16 June 1943 - 7 Oct. 1944.
VI. Balkan Political Review
13 Sep. 1944 - 13 Feb. 1945.