Friday 27 January 2012

Francis Nearne SOE file - free download

The National Archives a free copy of Francis Nearne's WW2 Special Operations Executive file for a month through its Documents Online service at Francis was a brother to two other agents, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, though apparently not a patch on either! Eileen's story as a radio operator in occupied Frances was revealed for the first time in 2010. There's more on the story at

Not necessarily useful for your own research, but it's always interesting to see examples of record types!


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