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Register of the United States. Office of Strategic Services. Special Operations Branch. Western Europe Section reports
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: United States. Office of Strategic Services. Special Operations Branch. Western Europe Section reports
    Dates: 1944-1945
    Collection Number: 76015
    Creator: United States. Office of Strategic Services. Special Operations Branch. Western Europe Section.
    Collection Size: 5 manuscript boxes (1.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    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
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Original reports (Boxes 1-3) closed. Use copies available in boxes 4-5.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], United States. Office of Strategic Services. Special Operations Branch. Western Europe Section reports, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Secret service--United States.
    World War, 1939-1945--France.
    World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.
    World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
    France--History--German occupation, 1940-1945.