File Title Special Operations Executive (SOE): Funding Applications for Operations
Reference CAB 301/54
Date 9 January 1942 - 8 February 1946
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013
Notes A number of documents within this file have been retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1958.


A file of correspondence and memoranda concerning the funding of operations by the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Among the topics of discussion in this file are the organisation and funding of SOE; the funding of a revolt against the Antonescu government in Romania; secret radio communications with agents in enemy territory, and the production of radio sets; the purchase of shipping for intelligence operations in the Red Sea and Mediterranean; the transportation of gold to resistance forces in Yugoslavia; the funding of subversive operations in China; the development of secret weapons such as the Welman craft; intelligence gathering and guerrilla warfare on the Burmese border; the transport of supplies and extraction of agents from Greece; reports on SOE finances and expenditure; foreign currency transactions; the production of SOE armaments and equipment in America; the bribery of officials in Palestine; and a correspondence discussing accusations of financial malpractice in SOE.

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