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Memorial Special Operations Executive

The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was one of the seven secret services of the British government during the Second World War.

The SOE sended agents to countries which were occupied by the Germans. The agents had to work with the local resistance for sobotage to the German war-machine. One of the most famous actions was the heavy-water-factory in Telemark.

The memorial, at the Albert Embankment, shows Violette Szabo, one of the 117 agents in France who were killed in France. The memorial honors all agents.

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