WW2 S.O.E. agents Suitcase Spy Radio.

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WW2 S.O.E. agents Suitcase Spy Radio.

This is a suitcase military spy radio contained in a civilian type suitcase as used by secret agents during World War Two. I acquired the set in 1980 from an old amatuer radio operator who was seconded to the British secret service organisation Special Operations Executive otherwise known as S.O.E. and is the same type used by him and the French Resistance to send information back to either Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, home of the Enigma code breakers or S.O.E. headquarters which were located in Baker Street, London. Without this type of equipment it would not have been possible to relay information about German troop movements and intended Luftwaffe bombing targets in the U.K. which ultimately led to the saving of countless lives. Many of the agents, both male and female who were parachuted or taken by boat to France on operations were subsequently captured and executed by the German secret police organisation Abwehr.

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Location

Marconi Chelmsford Essex.

Culture
Period

Made in 1944

Theme
Size
H:
11cm
W:
33cm
D:
20cm
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Material

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