A lengthy most secret survey of ‘Considerations affecting SO2's operations’, signed by Gubbins in midsummer 1941, concluded that

SO2 operations are dependent to a very large extent on the creation of subversive organizations in enemy-occupied territories …

The establishment of communications is the pre-requisite for forming these organizations or employing existing ones. Operations are best undertaken from within the territory concerned, but may in special circumstances be staged from this country. Targets must be specific and limited; only in this way will definite results be achieved.

We have in all the occupied territories a host of sympathisers who only await organization, guidance and materials, in order to undertake ...

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