File Title Special Operations: Arrangements for Funding
Reference CAB 301/50
Date 11 June 1940 - 6 January 1942
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of correspondence, memoranda and financial records covering the funding of Special Operations Executive (SOE) operations during the early years of the Second World War. Amongst the topics discussed in this file are the financing of propaganda in Latin America, the Balkans, Turkey and the Middle East; funding for projects to block the Danube and the Corinth canal to interfere with enemy movements and trade; arrangements for the bribery of Romanian officials to allow captured SOE agents to escape captivity; the purchase and distribution of weapons for resistance movements; the sponsoring of Romanian politicians; the training of agents and saboteurs; the equipping of Albanian partisans; arrangements for the organisation and funding of operations in Portugal, Spain and the Balkans in the event of a German invasion; the bribery of Portuguese policemen; arrangements for communication with agents in enemy territory; and the purchase of foreign currency to fund operations.

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