Netherlands – Englandspiel

The two Dutch secret agents, Pieter Dourlein and Johan “Ben” Ubbink, who were the first SOE agents to escape from the prison at Haaren, were assisted by the Smit-van der Heijden line to cross into Belgium.

  • Cookridge, E.H., Inside S.O.E., The First Full Story of Special Operations Executive in Western Europe, 1940-1945, London: Arthur Barker Ltd., 1966.
  • Dourlein, Pieter, Inside North Pole: A Secret Agent’s Story, London: William Kimber, 1953.
  • Kelso, Nicholas, Errors of Judgment, SOE’s Disaster in the Netherlands, 1941-44, London: Robert Hale, 1988.
  • Marks, Leo, Between Silk and Cyanide, A Codemaker’s War, 1941-1945, New York: Touchstone Book, 2000.
  • Van der Veer, Willem, De Koninklijke Marechaussee-Agenten en Het England-Spiel, Buren: Marechaussee Museum, 1993.  (Brief accounts of the marechaussees who were among the Englandspiel agents who were killed.)
  • Visser, Frank, De Schakel, Baarn, The Netherlands: Forum Boekerij, Ad.M.C. Stok, 1976.
  • Wolters, Jo, Dossier Nordpol, Het Englandspiel Onder de Loep, Amsterdam: Boom, 2003.  (Has an English language summary at the end.)
  • For additional information on Englandspiel, see the website Englandspiel by Adri Wijnen: .  For English speakers, when you connect to that website, click on “English” in the column to the left.

3 responses to “Netherlands – Englandspiel

  1. Dad was hillcat in belgium. Am interested in this because of proceedures explainef in his book

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