The mutiny that never was: The special operations executive and the failure of operation ‘Kitchenmaid’
Crossland, J. (2013) The mutiny that never was: The special operations executive and the failure of operation ‘Kitchenmaid’. Intelligence and National Security, 28 (6). pp. 808-823.
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This article analyses the development and failure of a plan by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) to use a small-scale mutiny by German troops in Greece in 1944 to engender a widespread uprising within the Reichsarbeitsdienst and the ranks of non-German troops serving in the Wehrmacht. Through an analysis of this operation, codenamed ‘Kitchenmaid’, an assessment will be made of the capabilities and motivations of SOE's Greek section (Force 133); the problem of its cooperation with Greek communist guerrillas in relation to British foreign policy towards Greece; and the strategic and political value of ‘Kitchenmaid’.
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|Copyright:||2013 Taylor & Francis|
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