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.