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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.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2012.748367
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Abstract

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’.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: 2013 Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20296
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