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United States. Office of Strategic Services. Special Operations Branch. Western Europe Section reports
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  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: United States. Office of Strategic Services. Special Operations Branch. Western Europe Section reports
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1945
    Collection Number: 76015
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes (1.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Reports relating to sabotage and resistance liaison activities in German-occupied France of agents of the Western Europe Section of the Special Operations Branch of the United States Office of Strategic Services
    Creator: United States. Office of Strategic Services. Special Operations Branch. Western Europe Section.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    Boxes 1-3 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. Access copies available in boxes 4-5. Materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1976.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], United States. Office of Strategic Services. Special Operations Branch. Western Europe Section reports, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Historical Note

    The Special Operations Branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was established in January 1942. Authorized by the OSS to conduct undercover operations in support of planned military operations, agents of the Western Europe Section of the Special Operations Branch mainly served in German-occupied France.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Reports related to sabotage and resistance liaison activities in German-occupied France of agents of the Western Europe Section of the Special Operations Branch of the Office of Strategic Services.
    Individual reports contain agents' descriptions of activities in the field. Some folders also include complete mission reports, maps of operational areas and photographs taken in the field. The original documents in boxes 1-3 are closed; use copies are available in boxes 4-5.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements
    World War, 1939-1945 -- France
    Secret service -- United States
    France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service