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Special Operations Executive (SOE) service – some alternative sources

Have you been unsuccessful in searching for a personal file for someone in SOE or perhaps you found a file containing little detail? There may be alternative or supplementary sources. This talk suggests ways to identify these sources and find further information about SOE service in records held at The National Archives.

Neil Cobbett has worked at The National Archives for 19 years, specialising in Special Operations Executive and modern (post-1688) Irish records.


  1. Lane Rogers says:

    Please tell me more about eve Gordon, British nurse at Dunkirk, and later leader of resistance in Norway and later 1 of 6 Dames of England?

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