Spirit of Resistance


04 Feb 2014

Official SOE Histories

Commissioned by the UK Cabinet Office, a series of official histories of the Special Operations Executive have reached publication since 1966. Professor M.R.D. Foot’s seminal SOE in France (London: HMSO, 1966) was the first. Other volumes covered SOE’s work in the Far East, Scandinavia and the Low Countries.

Funding from the Trust assisted the preparation of Professor David Stafford’s official history of SOE operations in German-occupied Italy (1943-45),Mission Accomplished (London: The Bodley Head, 2011).

Research for Dr Roderick Bailey’s official history of SOE’s war against Mussolini’s Italy, Target: Italy (to be published by Faber & Faber in 2014), also received Trust support.