Malcolm Atkin Military Research
British Resistance Archive aka Coleshill Auxiliary Research Team (CART)
Huge online resource with summaries of known Auxiliary Unit patrols and SDB locations, together with general information on weapons etc. The information has been culled from many sources and inconsistencies are inevitable. Many of the general overviews are old texts and out-of-date, clinging to the simplistic media vision of the Auxiliary Units. Excellent for the summary information on local Auxiliary Unit patrols.
Museum of the British Resistance Organisation, Parham Airfield, Suffolk
Excellent display of Auxiliary Unit material, including a replica Operational Base. On-going development of a publically-accessible research facility. Friendly staff, nice cakes and they even allow dogs into the museum - what more could one ask!.
Lancashire at War
This site has a tantalising reference to an arms cache, including a Thomson M1A1 SMG, discovered in a well at Mellor, Stockport. This would date to 1942 or later. Outside the area of known Auxiliary Unit activity (although inevitably described as such on the website) this may well be another part of the Lancashire / Midlands SIS network described in the book.
Worcester-based historical interpretation company, specialising in educational work. Its wide-ranging portfolio includes presentations on the Home Guard, Auxiliary Units and wartime SIS. The latter are supported by an extensive collection of weaponry and other artefacts, including replicas of the famous TRD wireless set and other SIS clandestine sets.
Need to consult a document in the National Archives but cannot afford a trip to London? ACRE can provide digital copies of material in the National Archives quickly and at an affordable price.
Coleshill Estate (National Trust)
Home to the HQ of the Auxiliary Units. Only open to the public on special open days but now includes a replica Operational Base. Check the National Trust website before attempting to visit.
Osterley Park (National Trust)
Spiritual home of the WW2 Home Guard. Displays on the Home Guard Training School organised by Tom Wintringham.
Upton House, Banbury, Warks (National Trust)
Home of the WW2 spymaster, Viscount Bearsted, one-time head of the SIS spy network in the UK (which became the Auxiliary Units SDB). As an efficient spy he left very little evidence of his work and so there is, as yet, only the briefest mention of his work for SIS.
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NB: the use of the term 'British Resistance' in the Links does not necessarily equate with the use of the term in this book!