|Paul Monaghan (#47155457)|
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This is Rogan - who is a very cheeky cat and he likes to have his picture taken.|
I live in Cheshire in the North of England and I have compiled a number of biographies of Agents of the French Section of the Special Operations Executive,who were captured and executed by the nazis during the Second World War.
If you have come to this site to compile details of your family tree and this does include members of the Special Operations Executive.
If you wish to know more about the work of S.O.E the book by M.R.D. Foot - The Special Operations Executive can be obtained from many libraries in any major town or any University.
If you are tracing your family tree and you have information passed down from family members, concerning a relative being an active member of a Maquis group - or linked to one of the S.O.E. networks. Please note unless your family member joined S.O.E. and was trained in England, records would exist,if not trained in England no-record would exist for this person. Many recruits joined an S.O.E. network and were trained in the field and did use an 'alias'- the work involved was very dangerous carrying messages and equipment to other groups.
When captured many of these brave young men and women gave the alias as their real name. After brutal interrogation by the Gestapo. Many were then executed and buried in nearby woods,in mass graves, some were transported to concentration camps and executed upon arrival,their bodies then placed in the crematorium furnace, and their ashes scattered with other concentration camp prisoners
Because of this procedure being enforced by the nazis-it is not possible to trace numerous people,who died at the hands of the Germans.
Many young men were also deported for forced labour in Germany and were worked to exhaustion, often in the underground factories.When they died were placed in a mass grave.
Many families in France never saw the young male members again, who were sent to Germany for forced labour..
PHOTOS ON MEMORIALS: By My Photo Editor Eileen Dwyer.
Claude de Baissac.
Lise de Baissac.
Mary Katherine Herbert.
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|Astrid Defence||Marcel Defence, SOE agent|
I am very new to this website, in fact only discovered it last night when doing a google search for my brother Marcel on behalf of my granddaughter who was required to write about somebody involved in WW2 for a classroom project.
I was totally amazed to read so much about Marcel. I was only a baby when he was already involved with the SOE so only got any info about him through my mother, long after 1945.
I am now particularly interested in reading the book you mentioned. Will try and find it here in Canada but this might not be that easy.
Only one comment to make at the moment and that is that there is contradictory info about Marcel in his memorial. At the beginning it claims that Marcel was born in London, which is correct, but then in the longer paragraph about him it claims he was born in Glasgow- obviously NOT correct. Can you possibly make the necessary change here.
You will also find info about Marcel in his old school's, St Aloysius, Glasgow, commemorative book on its alumni who died in WW2.
And one more thing, mentioned in another website, his name appears on a Memorial to soldiers of unknown graves at Greenwood Cemetery in the UK.
Thanks for giving me much food for thought this November 2013.
Hope to get a response from you.
|Em||RE: Tom Bell.|
Paul, You are entirely correct about Tom Bell who, like so many other talented actors, probably compromised his potential success in film by his rowdy lifestyle, and his recalcitrant nature. Temperament and talent usually go hand in hand, although too much of one can spell disaster. Oliver Reed comes to mind, who seemed to consider himself a full time drinker and womanizer, and a now and then actor. It is a shame that Bell never achieved the success he seemed to deserve.
Thanks for your comment.
Added by Em on Oct 05, 2013 3:52 PM
|Amanda Michelle Aubrey||RE: Eliane Plewman.|
It was only after I messaged you that I suddenly realised that!
Thanks so much,
|purple-lady||* For You *|
Bless you & yours on this joyous Xmas season with peace, good health and an abundance of joy & laughter. May the 2013 New Year bring you all that you wish for.
|Citizen Friend||Dear Paul, whishing you and yours happy Christmas and all the best for 2013! (:|
|gordonphilbin||RE: Jennifer Hilary.|
Just fixed her bio. and thank you for the pictures.
|geoffrey gillon||RE: Noor Inayat Khan|
Thank you -I couldn't find her as her name isn't spelt right. It should be INAYAT-KHAN
|geoffrey gillon||Noor Inayat Khan|
Surely she's on findagrave somewhere?
Noor Inayat Khan / Nora Baker, (Urdu: نور عنایت خان) GC, MBE (2 January 1914 – 13 September 1944) was an Allied heroine of the Second World War.
Usually known as Noor Inayat Khan (but also as Nora Baker and Madeleine), she was of Indian Sufi origin. As a British Special Operations Executive agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.
Born (1914-01-02)2 January 1914
Moscow, Russian Empire
Died 13 September 1944(1944-09-13) (aged 30)
Dachau concentration camp, Germany
Women's Auxiliary Air Force,
Special Operations Executive
First Aid Nursing Yeomanry
Years of service 1940-1944 (WAAF)/1943-1944 (SOE)
Assistant Section Officer (WAAF)/Ensign (FANY)
Awards: George Cross, MBE, Croix de Guerre, Mentioned in Dispatches
Your piece on Eva made fascinating reading. I was wondering if you know the name of the Paddington hotel at which Eva resided.
Added by Alsom on Apr 13, 2012 9:38 AM
thanks for the info. In the mean time I did find some info on him in regards to being the father of Woolsey and also organizing the Mossad in the book "The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People" by John Loftus and Mark Aarons. I ordered it. If you would like I will let you know what I find out. Thanks again.
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