File Title Origins of the Special Operations Executive (SOE)
Reference CAB 301/49
Date 13 July 1940 - 15 July 1940
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of correspondence and memoranda discussing proposed arrangements for the control and funding of British special operations. The documents discuss the chains of command and responsibility, and which officials would have the power to authorise special operations. The file also includes arrangements for the circulation of the proposals around various government departments and officials.

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