Subject:- Interrogation Sjt. Arthur Brown SFG: 257
6 Jan 45
To: - Major R.I. Dobson from:- 3 S.F. Detachment
Ref RLB 466 of 28 Dec 44.
1. Sjt Brown was exfiltrated on 5 Jan and was interrogated today by Maj Sainsbury. Sjt. Brown handed in two packages that
are forwarded herewith:
a) Envelope from the SF instructor with whom Brown worked for five months, and whose field name, as pronounced by Brown,
is KOOS or GUUS - Therefore presumably ROWING.
The cover is marked "KOOS" and contains a personal letter, from his wife, to MATTHIJS VAN HENSBERGEN, address
enclosed on a loose slip.
b) Envelope from GUUS's organiser "HANS" i.e. DRAUGHTS. The cover is marked "HANS" and contains a message for SF HQ
in, it is thought, "innocent-letter".
2. The package from HANS also contained a copy of a table of GERMAN military light signals, that has been passed to GSI (a)
21 Army Group.
3. Interrogation report will follow in due course.
21 Army Group
Special Forces Headquarters,
12th January, 1945.
Dear General van Oorschot,
Enclosed please find copy of Sgt. Brown's report, which I am sure will be of interest to you.
See Arthur Brown.
Welbeck 6611 Special Forces Headquarters,
Block 2, Montagu Mansions,
3rd January, 1945
Dear General van Oorschot,
---- please find copies of propaganda material which we agreed to send to DRAUGHTS and RUMMY in the AMSTERDAM and ROTTERDAM areas respectively.
Copy van PODEX
RUMMY --- --- ---
MUS/1802/2221 9 Dec 44
TO: N FROM: AD/M
Could the attached telegram please be despatched to DRAUGHTS for DELTA CENTRUM.
It has been approved by HHH Prince BERNHARD.
TO: DRAUGHTS TOP SECRET 9 Dec 44
Following for DELTA CENTRUM STOP
ONE STOP It is absolutely necessary for security reasons and for your own safety to decentralise Resistance STOP Therefore HOLLAND is being divided into six regions as follows STOP Region one Province of FRIESLAND GRONINGEN and DRENTHE STOP Region two NORTH EAST POLDER OVERIJSSEL and all area EAST rpt EAST of RIVER IJSSEL and incl ACHTERHOEK STOP Region three VELUWE and Province of UTRECHT bounded on the EAST rpt EAST by the IJSSEL on the SOUTH rpt SOUTH by the NEDER RHINE and LEK rpt LEK and on the WEST rpt WEST by the line of floods rpt floods running on the line NORTH to SOUTH from EAST rpt EAST of AMSTERDAM WEST rpt WEST of UTRECHT and down JAARSVELD rpt JAARSVELD on the LEK rpt LEK STOP Region Four the BETUWE rpt BETUWE STOP Region Five province of ZUID HOLLAND incl area up to and including the NORDZEE rpt NORDZEE canal and bridges over it and bounded on the EAST rpt EAST by the line of floods running NORTH to SOUTH from EAST rpt EAST of AMSTERDAM WEST rpt WEST of UTRECHT and down to HAARSVELD rpt JAARSVELD on the LEK rpt LEK STOP Region Six rpt Six Province of NOORD HOLLAND down as far as the NORDZEE canal STOP
TWO STOP Following the outline of plans STOP A rpt A STOP Sabotage of rail communication STOP B rpt B STOP Sabotage of road communications STOP C rpt C STOP Sabotage of telecommunications STOP D rpt D STOP Attacks on isolated and detachments STOP E rpt E STOP Passing of intelligence and provision of local guides STOP F rpt F STOP Prevention of demolition by ENEMY STOP G rpt G STOP Protection and collection of DUTCH personnel needed after liberation STOP
THREE STOP Detailed plans will be sent to individual Resistance leaders and action will be called for by Regions as and when required STOP
FOUR STOP You are requested to assist in maintenance of security by ordering Regional Commanders NOT rpt NOT to pass to each other or to you details of procedure for taking action or of action to be taken in their Regions STOP
FIVE STOP You will be informed as soon as plans have been put into effect STOP
SIX STOP The above is in no way intended to curtail your authority or to prevent you from sending us suggestions for plan based on your greater knowledge of the actual situation in the field END
N/OPS/1179 4th December, 1944
To: AD/E, copy AD/H From: N
HRH Prince BERNHARD mentioned to me that he was very interested in the DUDOK Group in the HILVERSUM area, consisting of some 2.000 men, and in order to make sure that this Group was not already incorporated in the previous figures received from the Province of UTRECHT, I sent a special message to DRAUGHTS.
DRAUGHTS has since replied that this Group has its own Commander and is not incorporated in the UTRECHT figures. DRAUGHTS has already passed on to DUDOK one load of arms and says that he will give them more if we can put on four operations in the North of HOLLAND.
If you agree, I would like to mount the operations he has asked for, but will stagger them. AMSTERDAM have also asked for wireless material which we would deliver on these same operations.
I feel that we ought to put these operations on as soon as possible in view of the delay in transporting material from the North of HOLLAND down to the HILVERSUM area.
Copy to DRAUGHTS
Draughts See No 278 tel Draughts via Plym
N/HO/1173. 1st December, 1944
To: AD/M From: N
The following is an extract from a signal received from the DC, AMSTERDAM, giving the Regional Commander of FRIESLAND's plan in connection with the protection of targets:-
1. Protection of Training Station at TACOZIJL.
2. Harbour of LEMMER (Q) Z 6474, and northern part N.E. POLDER, in conjunction with Regional Commander concerned.
3. Harbour STAVOREN (Q) Z 4079.
4. Locks and extremity of AFSLUITDYK at KORNWERDERZAND (Q) Z 49.
5. Electric Power Station LEEUWARDEN (Q) U 7015.
6. Pumping Station at BERGUM (Q) U 8413.
7. Locks at DOKKUM-NIEUWEZYLEN (Q) U 9527.
8. Harbour works at HARLINGEN (Q) U 4512
9. In the event of an Allied advance in the South or the West, protection of different bridges and principal roads in the
10. In the event of a German retreat from West to East, obstruction of roads according to plan already reported to you
He reports strenght local forces 1900 men.
N/HO/1164 30 Nov. 44.
TO: AD/X FROM: N
S.F. --- ---- --/M
LEVEL OF IJSSELMEER
You will --- that the -.-. has --- the --- very --- and is new --- to be seen whether or --- --- --- which does as --- --- ---
possible plan. --- which --- --- should be hands on with the field.
1. Near locks DEN OEVER Germans have staged explosives while --- taken --- of machinery and emergency plant for supply
electrical power to machinery.
2. P-- high level of 15 to 30 cm. above AP of IJSSELMEER can only be maintained if locks remain closed.
3. On --- of this high level, --- and draining of --- polder region impossible, which also means --- cannot, or only very ---,
4. Strength German consignation WIERINGEN, 6 officers 13 NCO's 225 men with --- --- 3.5 cm, 1 --- gun, 3 anti-tank guns
4.5 cm, 4 --- --- guns, 24 light machine guns, 26 machine guns of --- ---, 13 mortars 3 and 5 cm 29 short rifles 292 rifles
& 79 pistols.
5. Our strength WIERINGEN, 50 men with --- of 100 --- commanded by regular officers Arms supplied --- 53 sten guns,
60 rifles, 10 Bren guns, 5 mortars, 5 --- 200 handgrenades.
6. Germans --- of good positions and strong --- to the --- the AFSLUIT DYK ---.
7. Bridge --SLUIS which forms western entrance to AFSLUIT DYK -- 2 --- ---
8. --- --- ---
N/HO/1162 27th November, 1944.
To: AD/M From: N
We have received the following messages from DRAUGHTS I via PLYM, and would be pleased if you would pass the information on to Tactical Airforce:-
"AS FAR AS WE CAN SEE EUTERPE STRAAT GOT TWO DIRECT HITS BUT NOT RPT NOT BURNING. ADAM VAN SCHELTEMA
PLEIN HALF ---. SHALL SEND YOU MORE DETAILS SOON"
"EUTERPE STRAAT WELL DONE. EACH BUILDING A DIRECT HIT BUT ONLY FEW GERMANS KILLED. LOSSES CIVILIANS NOT RPT NOT TOO HIGH".
COPY Copy to: AD/E
FROM: SHAEF MAIN SIGNED SCAEF 301900
TO: (FOR ACTION) EXFOR MAIN
TO: (FOR INFO) SFHQ
S. 64742 (.) TOP SECRET (.)
Special Forces HQ report that a Dutch agent has established contact with 1100 GEORGIANS with 350 GERMANS in same units living in area NOORDWYKERHOUT Y7813, IJMUIGEN Y8834 and second group 1250 TURKESTANS with 250 GERMANS in same units in LIWY BERGENAANZEE Y9056 - GROOTEKEETEN Y9678 (.) RUSSIANS are prepared liquidate GERMAN element in these units on receipt prearranged BBC message.
Para Two (.) Will you please inform Special Forces HQ direct when you wish this mutiny to take place (.)
These RUSSIANS are being informed that acceptance of their action does NOT imply recognition as Allied troops.
N/HO/1109 Draughts/Backgammon 30th October 1944
To: AD/N From: N
Copy to SF Rear Link
We have received following message from DRAUGHTS:
"COMMANER NORTH HOLLAND PREPARING PLAN TO INTERFERE WITH GERMAN RETREAT DIRECTION AFSLUITDYK OVER NORTH SEA CANAL IF POSSIBLE WITH OCCUPATION BRIDGE HEMBRUG STOP ALSO BY BARRAGE ON ROADS IN PROVINCE ESPECIALLY NEAR ENTRANCE TO AFSLUITDYK STOP OCCUPATION HEMBRUG ONLY TO BE TRIED WHEN ALLIED TROOPS IN NEIGHBOURHOOD STOP EXECUTION OF PLAN ONLY WITH YOUR PERMISSION STOP IF YOU AGREE PLEASE GIVE TWO DIFFERENT BBC RPT BBC MESSAGES IN CASE OF OCCUPATION OR NO ACTION"
I shall be glad if you will consider the matter and let me have 21st Army Group and/or SHAEF decision to enable me to arrange two questions of BBC messages.
A copy of this message is being sent to NORTHAW.
See tele 156
N/OPS/1105 Dr/Backgammon 25th October, 1944.
To: AD/M From: N
We have received the following message from DRAUGHTS:-
"NR ONE THREE TWO - Are in contact since beginning of September with group of 1100 Georgians with thee hundred fifty Germans in same unit living NOORDWYKERHOUT ZUIDERPIER YMUIDEN and a second group of twelve hundred fifty Turekstans with two hundred fifty Germans in same unit in line BERGEN AAN ZEE GROOTEKEETEN two km South DEN HELDER stop Both groups are prepared exclusively on instruction A HQ rpt A HQ to annihilate German comrades stop For further contact they wish to avoid provocation following message by Russian BBC on October twenty sixth seventh and eighth for first groep 'KOSHKA NE LUBIT SOBAKU' THE CAT DOES NOR BITE THE DOG and for the second group 'WINO WKUSNO'THE WINE TASTES WELL stop If you accept I will send you the messages agreed upon for the hour of mutiny stop"
I have spoken to AD/E about the matter who suggests you might sound SHAEF. I am sending DRAUGHTS a message to the effect that his message will have our attention but that owing to the political difficulties involved to take no action unless he is instructed to do so.
Tele from Draughts
srl B3196 of 24 Oct 44
N/OPS/1103 Draughts/Backgammon 21st October, 1944.
To: AD/M From: N
SD HEADQUARTERS, AMSTERDAM
Adema van Scheltima Plein.
With reference to the various requests from DRAUGHTS to have this target attacked, an urgent message has just come through from DRAUGHTS saying that they expect considerable SD activity on Monday next ans asking us again to do what we can as this may affect considerably both S.O.E. and S.I.S. work in that city.
It is difficult to say to what extent the Germans will be able to rope in the various members of the Resistance, but in view of DRAUGHT's urgent appeal there would appear to be every reason to take this target up strongly with the Air Force and S.H.A.E.F.
See Tele no. 122
of 21 October 44
Draughts via Plym
Tel: Welbeck 6611 Special Forces headquarters
16th October, 1944.
Dear General van Oorschot,
With refernece to the message from the "OD", Amsterdam, we have received the following message from him addressed to you personally:-
"AS SPIRIT OF PATRIOTIC ILLEGALITY SHOULD BE LESSNESS ONLY WITH GREAT --- I REVEAL MY IDENTITY AS YOUR FORMER SUBORDINATE --- STOP MY WORK ILLEGAL ACTIVITY LAST TWO YEARS EXPLICITED TO ILLEGAL COME OUR WAR AND OTHER --- WITH --- ETC AS RED CROSS OFFICIAL STOP SINCE THE TWENTY --- OF AUGUST RESTRICTED MY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES --- QUICKLY ANTI GERMAN ACTIVITY STOP SINCERELY HOPE YOU WILL HELP ME IN MY --- COMMANDING THE RG STOP
for security reasons and in accordance with his request, this message is not being circulated here. if you wish to send him a short message, I shall be delighted to do the ---
(Signed) MAJOR R.I. DOBSON
See Message No. 99
from Draughts via Plym
Correspondence during second mission Draughts.
BUREAU INLICHTINGEN LONDON, W.1. 6th February, 1945.
(Netherlands Intelligence Department) Upper Feilde House
71 park Street
Tel: Mayfair 5016/5017
No. Bi. GU. 646/45 SECRET
Betreft: Royal decree. Draughts I/Backgammon
To: Major L.S. Dobson.
From Major C.L.W. Fock
Herewith enclosed please find Royal Decree regarding war Compensation.
Vertrouwensmannen have requested this document to be sent to them.
Could you arrange to include this document in one of your droppings to Draughts?
Document to be placed in outer envelope addressed to C.NBS and inner envelope addressed to Vertrouwensmannen.
5. Vertrouwensmannen have been advised that document will be sent to them via the D.C.
Special Forces headquarters,
Block 2, Montagu Mansions,
19th April, 1945.
Dear general van Oorschot,
I very much regret the news we have received from DOCTOR X, Amsterdam, and I should like to say how much we have appreciated the magnificent work BIALLOSTERSKI has done for our combined cause.
My staff and I wish to express to you our sincere regret at his loss, and I should be grateful if you would also convey a message of sympathy to his widow.