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Secret Army Exhibition

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SOE Agent tools of the trade

Uncover Beaulieu’s history as a top secret training establishment for special agents of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War Two.

Over 3,000 SOE agents were trained in the dark arts of warfare at Beaulieu before undertaking daring and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.


THE AGENTS

The Secret Army Exhibition will introduce you to the special agents who answered Winston Churchill’s call to `set Europe ablaze`, join the SOE and work with resistance groups in enemy occupied countries. All were heroes. Many would never return, whilst others faced capture and suffered torture at the hands of the Nazis and their allies.

THE TRAINING

Find out how they trained, what they learned at Beaulieu and how their gallant actions helped ensure Allied victory in World War Two. Real stories of incredible exploits, artefacts and photographs shine a light on this clandestine `finishing school` for SOE agents.


It is amazing to discover so much was going on "behind the scenes" and the code breaking puzzles were fun to try (but quite difficult!) - makes you appreciate just how clever (and brave) the secret agents were.

  • Tripadvisor Review
  • April 2015

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