Andy, that's a very interesting article...and yet as you know is somewhat incomplete without the whole aspect of Giskes' "Englandspiel
" and the turning of the SOE-networked resistance groups. IIRC, MRD Foot's History of the SOE
doesn't actually name
which networks were "turned"...it's a pity that in the description of the various home-brewed/Dutch government-in-exile groups it doesn't mention the "Englandspiel
" nor tell us if these groups were the "Royalist" ones that managed to stay out
of the deception....is it safe to assume
(LO was the group that the British refused
to assist when the Germans planned to change Occupation and rationing documents for the entire Dutch population in mid-1943 IIRC...which would at a stroke have rendered all the plans and preparations that were feeding the Onderduikers and moving them around the country useless
The LO wanted British help in destroying the warehouses full of documentation prepared by the Germans for a swift "whole weekend" across the country of re-issuing new documentation - but in the end the LO took care of the problem themselves IIRC)
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