File Title Special Operations Executive (SOE): contracts through Ministry of Supply
Reference CAB 301/58
Date 28 August 1942 - 11 November 1944
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of correspondence and reports concerning the funding of equipment for the use of agents and resistance groups run though the Special Operations Executive (SOE). The file focusses mainly on the acquisition of wireless transmitter components from the United States of America for British intelligence networks in Nazi-occupied Europe, with a discussion on the provision of such supplies to Polish resistance fighters. The file also contains a number of itemised expenditure accounts listing different types of equipment used on SOE operations, including weapons, medical supplies, survival equipment, Japanese and German military uniforms and other disguises, camouflage clothing, cigarettes, dinghies and landing craft, counterfeit documents, electrical equipment, photographic apparatus, and equipment for the sabotage of railways and submarines.

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