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Accession Number: 01-1023

Title

Camp X Historical Society collection. -- [2000]. -- 1 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Camp X Historical Society is located in Whitby, Ontario, near the former site of Camp X. Camp X, which operated from 1941 to 1946, was a training camp responsible for training recruits for the Special Operations Executive of the British Security Coordination during World War II. It was comprised of two sections, the Special Training School No. 103, which trained allied agents in the techniques of secret warfare, and Hydra, a network which communicated messages between Canada, United States, and Great Britain. Camp X Historical Society was established to track down surviving SOE agents, and to document and catalogue their experiences. The Society is in the process of establishing a small museum on the original site of the Camp to house artifacts and memorabilia which document the operation.

Custodial History

This collection was in the custody of Norman Killian before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a history of Camp X, a collage of photocopied photographs, and a list of Canadian Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the collection.

This collection was donated by Norman Killian.

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