By Bernd Horn
An exam of the distinct Operations government (SOE), its accomplishments, and the Canadian connection to the organization.
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The Organization of Secret Armies: To build up and equip secret armies in occupied territories.  Key to the SOE’s initial success was the November 1940 arrival of Colonel Colin Gubbins, who had been released from the Auxiliary Units, an organization for guerrilla warfare in England. He brought with him many credentials. Of note, he had been a key component of MI(R) from the beginning, had commanded the independent guerrilla companies in Norway during the German invasion, and was the author of a series of pamphlets for the War Office on the principles of guerrilla warfare and sabotage.
On September 1, 1939, the German Army, consisting of 1,250,000 men in 60 divisions, 9 of which were armoured, cut a swath of destruction through Poland. The country fell in less than a month. The use of the aptly titled Blitzkrieg (lightning war) tactic, which combined tanks, armoured vehicles, and close support aircraft, created an impressive offensive capability empowered by surprise, speed, mobility, and destructive power. It appeared to be the perfect marriage of fire and movement. In the aftermath of the victory over Poland, Hitler halted his war machine.
Churchill next targeted the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee: “Propose [to] me measures for a vigorous, enterprising, and ceaseless offensive against the whole German-occupied coastline,” he ordered. ” Churchill’s detailed instructions were also passed to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS), General Sir John Dill. Knowing Churchill’s impatience, the CIGS quickly passed the issue to one of his general staff officers, Lieutenant-Colonel Dudley W. Clarke. Clarke was now responsible for determining methods by which the British Army could nurture an offensive spirit until it was in a position to resume the offensive.
A most ungentlemanly way of war : the SOE and the Canadian connection by Bernd Horn