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SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE, 1940-1946: SUBVERSION AND SABOTAGE DURING WORLD WAR II
Series One: SOE Operations in Western Europe

Part 1: France: The Jedburgh Teams and Operation Overlord, 1944-1945, Circuit and Mission Reports and Interrogations, 1944-1945, and related materials, 1940-1945 (Public Record Office Class HS 6/471-616)

  • There is a substantial run of Circuit and Mission Reports and Interrogations, 1944-1945, which are vital for an analysis of SOE successes and failures in France.
  • Many files document the political affiliation and communist tendencies of various groups in France.
  • A long sequence of files provides a full description of the activities of the 95 Jedburgh teams parachuted into France to co-ordinate disruption and sabotage behind enemy lines in support of the D-Day landings.
  • Other files cover actions taken against Vichy shipping, the Maquis, relations with the French authorities, SAS operations under SHAEF control, and the command and control of resistance after D-Day.
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