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S.O.E. Italian Missions - Canadian Secret Agents in the Second World War

Type: Document

Special Operations Executive (S.O.E.) was quite active in Italy after the overthrow of Mussolini in 1943, working with Italian Resistance groups in anti-German sabotage and harassment. This site features the stories of two Canadians, John (Giovani) di Lucia and George Robert Paterson, who worked for the S.O.E. as secret agents in Italy.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Introduction to Uncommon Courage - Canadian Secret Agents in the Second World War

Type: Document

We all know that many Canadians fought with the Allied forces to defend democracy during the Second World War. Many of these people were killed or wounded and all made tremendous sacrifices serving their country. Not so well known are the contributions of a small, but unique, group of Canadians who served the cause of freedom in a different way - those who volunteered to be "secret agents". The stories on this website are only a handful taken from the many that are known.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada