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An exam of the unique Operations government (SOE), its accomplishments, and the Canadian connection to the organization.

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29] There was initially a seemingly complete absence of moral conscience or conduct. One SOE report noted, “Blackmailing responsible personnel connected with targets and threats of a ‘dim’ future that awaits them on our arrival should they not cooperate with us achieved results. ”[30] In another example, a letter detailing SOE operations revealed, “We know of a certain rather famous brothel keeper in Rhodes. Overtures are to be made to him regarding the acceptance of certain highly attractive and desirable ladies who are at present interned in Cyprus, and who are willing to work for us.

16] 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. ”[17] Churchill’s detailed instructions were also passed to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS), General Sir John Dill. Knowing Churchill’s impatience, the CIGS quickly passed the issue to one of his general staff officers, Lieutenant-Colonel Dudley W.

By striking at the enemy, an opponent is forced to take defensive measures that represent a diversion of scarce resources. The more an antagonist is required to allocate forces and energy on defending his territory, the weaker becomes his ability to launch expeditionary initiatives. For that reason, Churchill directed General Hastings Ismay, his principal military adviser, to liaise with the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee to develop a more offensive approach. Churchill railed, “We are greatly concerned ...

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