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SOE's foreign currency transactions

Murphy, CJ 2005, 'SOE's foreign currency transactions' , Intelligence and National Security, 20 (1) , pp. 191-208.

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Abstract

This article provides an account of the work of the Finance (D/Fin) Directorate of the Special Operations Executive in acquiring foreign currency for use by the British intelligence community and the service departments during the Second World War. This activity earned SOE the gratitude of the Bank of England, which had experienced mounting difficulties in the acquisition of such currency. SOE's involvement in such financial operations also played a significant part in Lord Selborne's response to the JIC enquiry into SOE of December 1943. This article suggests that the significance of these financial operations is missed when SOE is examined through a geographical, country section, perspective, and argues that greater attention needs to be given to SOE's non-geographical sections.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D731 World War II
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
Journal or Publication Title: Intelligence and National Security
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 02684527
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2009 13:25
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1276

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