Spirit of Resistance

Olaf Lund LIPPMANN

Major Olaf Lund LIPPMANN DSO, OBE

The Buffs, SOE

Well travelled pre-war businessman: following German invasion of April 1940 worked on clandestine newspapers and escape lines to Sweden for Allied airmen. August 1943 liaised with Danish Military Intelligence and took charge of political intelligence. Negotiated arms purchase in Sweden, January 1944: escaped to UK via Sweden, July 1944: trained by SOE to be Chief Organiser in Denmark. Returned to Denmark via Sweden, February 1945: re-organised sabotage network and joined Freedom Council.  Briefed in Stockholm for final attack, April 1945: sabotaged German scheme to commandeer Danish ships in Copenhagen for troop movements.

Olaf Lund LIPPMANN