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SOE in France by M.R.D. Foot

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Appendix G:

Industrial Sabotage

 

It has been said that nothing is so tedious and so unilluniinating as a bare list of acts of sabotage; though Selborne sent a long one to the chiefs of staff in January 1944, in support of a declaration of faith in SOE.1 The list below may nevertheless retain a certain interest; it is compiled from notes made by Brooks when he was sent round France in the winter of 1944–45 to investigate all the claims of actual industrial sabotage inflicted by F section, and some of the outstanding RF operations of the same kind.

A total of about 3,000 lbs (1,360 kg) of explosive – plastic in almost every case – was required to inflict this substantial quantity of damage.

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