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Special Operations Executive recognised

Title
Special Operations Executive recognised
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
13 Feb 1996
Year of production
1996
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Duration
00:03:56
Description
During the Second World War, they went behind enemy lines, destroyed communications and helped local resistance. But the soldiers of the SOE (Special Operations executive) have never been publicly honoured because they worked for a secret organisation. This afternoon, veterans will gather in Westminster Abbey to unveil a plaque in memory of this organisation. Nick Wood reports. We hear from Mark Seaman, an historian from the Imperial War Museum; Thermistocles Marinos, a former SOE member; Gervase Cowell, a spokesman from the Special Forces Club.
Contributors
Nick Wood; Mark Seaman; Thermistocles Marinos; Gervase Cowell
Keywords
Guerilla warfare; Second World War (1939-1945); Special forces; Commemorative events; SOE; Special Operations Executive

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