By Bernd Horn
An exam of the specific Operations govt (SOE), its accomplishments, and the Canadian connection to the organization.
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15] Churchill’s close ally, Vice-Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, agreed. ” Churchill was relentless. Two days later he sent yet another missive to Ismay. ” However, his direction to Ismay was not enough. Churchill next targeted the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee: “Propose [to] me measures for a vigorous, enterprising, and ceaseless offensive against the whole German-occupied coastline,” he ordered. ” Churchill’s detailed instructions were also passed to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS), General Sir John Dill.
These ladies can be sent in by the ordinary white slave traffic smuggling process, which has been going on between Turkey and Rhodes continually. ” Not surprisingly, one of SOE’s most invaluable sources for personnel was the underworld. In addition to the brothel owner, the SOE relied on professional forgers to manufacture the right papers since it had difficulty getting support from M16. A retired burglar ran the SOE’s lock-picking course.  With this type of “human resources” policy, it is not hard to understand why the SOE, to conventional military minds, was considered highly disreputable.
32] With this type of “human resources” policy, it is not hard to understand why the SOE, to conventional military minds, was considered highly disreputable. ” Yet, the individual was deemed perfect for the SOE.  The SOE did themselves no favours by highlighting the type of characters they were recruiting; their philosophical approach was not a closely guarded secret. ” The anything goes mindset was pervasive within the SOE. ” In the end, contemporary values were quite starkly absent during the war.