PAPERS OF MAJ PATRICK HUTCHINSON EVANS

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EVANS: 1 Diaries covering service in Haifa, Palestine, and West Macedonia, Greece, 1943-1944

EVANS: 1/1 1943 May 5-1943 Sep 7

Diary detailing the role of Lt Patrick Hutchinson Evans during Special Operations Executive (SOE) training at Haifa, Palestine, and during commando and intelligence training at General Headquarters, Middle East, Cairo, Egypt. 1 item.

EVANS: 1/2 1943 Oct 31-1943 Nov 22

Diary detailing daily life at Headquarters, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, at Pendalophos (Pentalophon), including a brief history of the region, Greek vocabulary tables, cultural observations and mention of Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) and Ellinikos Dimokratikos Ethnikos Stratos (EDES) partisan power quarrels. 1 item.

EVANS: 1/3 1944 Jan 20-1944 Feb 19

Diary detailing Lt Patrick Hutchinson Evans's time at Pendalophos (Pentalophon) and Grevena, West Macedonia, including mention of his role as an instructor at the Allied Military Mission Commando School at Pendalophos [Pentalophon]; Allied Military Mission relations with Gen Karayiannis, General Officer Commanding, Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 9 Div, and liaison missions with Capt [later Maj] Ronald R Prentice. 1 item

EVANS: 1/4 1944 [Oct 21]-1944 Nov 9

Diary of events during Operation NOAH'S ARK, operations by Allied and Greek forces during the German withdrawal from the peninsula, including mention of liaison operations with 3 Bn, 28 Regt and 2 Bn, 53 Regt, Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 9 Div; Raiding Support Regiment operations at Orlu; and, the decision to attack the 'Gotsi detachment', in which Bulgarian-speaking soldiers from 2 Bn, 28 Regt, led by Gotsi Deltsif, joined Slav-Macedonian and Yugoslavian partisans to fight against Greek ELAS soldiers in the Vitsi area. 1 item.

EVANS: 1/5 1944 Nov 3

Diary of events by Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, commander sub-area Vitsi, West Macedonia, Greece, and demolition officer Sgt S Peter Kite, detailing operations during Operation NOAH'S ARK, operations by Allied and Greek forces during the German withdrawal from Greece, 1944. 1 item.

EVANS: 1/6 [1944]

Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans's personal notebook detailing preparation procedures prior to Special Operations Executive (SOE) operations in West Macedonia, Greece, including mention of his career in 50 Royal Tank Regt and intelligence and demolition training in Great Britain as an Intelligence Officer. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/1 Reports, mainly compiled by Evans as commander Grevena landing ground and Vitsi sub-area, West Macedonia, Greece, 1944

EVANS: 2/1/1 1944 Feb 28

Rough draft of an airfield report sent by Lt Patrick Hutchinson Evans to Lt Col Arthur Edmonds, General Officer Commanding Area 1, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, concerning estimated labour and costs required for a landing strip at Grevena-Mavronaei. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/1/2 1944 Apr 4

General report submitted by Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans concerning situation on arrival at Vitsi sub-area, reconnaissance of the area, establishment of a Headquarters, intelligence gathering and identification of pro-German factions in the region. 1 item

EVANS: 2/1/3 1944 [May]

Two copies of a full report from the Lebanon Conference, 17-20 May 1944, attended by delegates from Ellinikos Dimokratikos Ethnikos Stratos (EDES), Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS), Politiki Epitropi Ethnikis Apeleftherosis (PEEA), Kommounistiko Komma Elladas (KKE) and premier Georgis Papandreou, to discuss the proposed Greek Government of National Unity. 2 items.

EVANS: 2/1/4 1944 Aug 7

'Introductory Report on Sub-Area Vitsi', submitted by Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans to Allied Military Mission Headquarters, Pendalophos [Pentalophon], detailing preparation for Operation NOAH'S ARK, operations by Allied and Greek forces during the German withdrawal from Greece, 1944; pro-Slav sympathies amongst the population of sub-area Vitsi; the infiltration of Macedonian villages by anti-Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) Komitatzethes (Komitaji) units; and Allied Military Mission concerns about the establishment of an Independent Macedonia. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/1/5 [1944 Aug]

Report from Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, commander sub area Vitsi, concerning operations between Allied Military Mission units, the British Raiding Support Regiment, US Operational Groups, and Greek partisan forces; and the theft and misuse of Allied weaponry. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/1/6 1944 Oct 10-1944 [Nov 12]

Interim Summary reports from Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, commander Vitsi sub-area, Allied Military Mission, to General Headquarters, Middle East, Cairo, Egypt, mainly relating to the conduct of Operation NOAH'S ARK, operations by Allied and Greek forces during the German withdrawal from Greece, 1944, including German Army withdrawal patterns; German concentrations at Florina; the raising of 2 Bn, 28 Regt, Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 9 Div; and the abortive raids by the 'Gotsi detachment', in which Bulgarian-speaking soldiers from 2 Bn, 28 Regt, led by Gotsi Deltsif, joined Slav-Macedonian and Yugoslavian partisans to fight against Greek ELAS soldiers in the Vitsi area. 2 items

EVANS: 2/1/7 1945 [Jan]

Post operation report by Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, commander sub-area Vitsi, codenamed FERTILISER, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, detailing activities 15 Sep 1943-23 Nov 1944. Report includes mention of the establishment of the Commando School at Pendalophos [Pentalophon]; relations with Allied Military Mission, Albania, and Allied Military Mission, Yugoslavia; relations with Slav-occupied Macedonia; the planning and execution of Operation NOAH'S ARK, operations by Allied and Greek forces during the German withdrawal from Greece, 1944; and relations between the Allied Military Mission and Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS). Appendices include the nominal roll of FERTILISER; an ELAS order of battle; a list of alleged atrocities committed by Komitaji and ELAS units against Greek villagers; and, a detailed account of sabotage committed against German occupation forces in West Macedonia. 1 file.

EVANS: 2/2 Papers relating to reconnaissance, commando and demolition operations, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, 1943-1944

EVANS: 2/2/1 1943 Sep 23

Notes made by Lt Patrick Hutchinson Evans relating to circulars issued by Lt Col Hon (Christopher) Montague Woodhouse, Officer Commanding Allied Military Mission, Greece, concerning area roles for Operation NOAH'S ARK, operations by Allied and Greek forces during the German withdrawal from Greece, 1944. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/2 1943 [Oct]

Notebook compiled by Lt Patrick Hutchinson Evans containing information relating to the attack on Argos, summer 1943; information gathered at Ailias by Greek partisan units; proposed demolition targets; and forthcoming attacks on German occupation forces. 1 item

EVANS: 2/2/3 1943 [Oct]

Notes made by Lt Patrick Hutchinson Evans relating to the first resistance mission to Ailias, summer 1943, including weapons, ammunition and supplies used. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/4 1943 Oct 16-1943 [Nov 22]

Notebook detailing the course at the Commando School at Pendalophos [Pentalophon], under the direction of Lt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, and reconnaissance and demolition operations at Ailias, Argos and Orestikon, summer 1943. 1 item

EVANS: 2/2/5 1943 [Nov]

Notes made by Lt Patrick Hutchinson Evans relating to Albanian partisan movements and the formation of the Allied Military Mission 1 Albanian Bde. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/6 1943 Nov 18

Post operation notes relating to the Allied Military Mission plan to attack Argos, summer 1943. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/7 1943 Nov 18

Papers relating to maps held at the Commando School at Pendalophos [Pentalophon]. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/8 1943 Nov 21-1944 Jan 18

Notebook containing reports on German position at Kastoria and Florina; Bulgarian propaganda; German unit areas of operation in Macedonia, from the Gulf of Arta to the Albanian border; notes on an agreement made between the Allied Military Mission and Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 9 Div regarding assistance to Greek war victims. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/9 1943 Dec 16

List of Polish, Czechoslovakian and French members of the Allied Military Mission, autumn 1943. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/10 1944 Feb 2-1944 Feb 29

Papers relating to the construction of the Allied Military Mission landing ground at Grevena, including a notebook detailing expenses incurred during the reconnaissance mission to the proposed construction site; a calculation of wages required for the construction of the airfield; and, situation reports submitted by Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans during the construction of the airfield. 1 item and 2 loose pages

EVANS: 2/2/11 1944 29 Feb-1944 Mar 11

Notebook detailing demolition operations in the Bogazi pass and maintenance of the landing ground at Grevena. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/12 1944 Mar 20-1944 May 10

Notebook relating to demolition, reconnaissance and intelligence missions conducted by demolition officer Sgt S Peter Kite, whilst under the command of Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Vitsi sub-area, including mention of the battle at Perikopi, 19 Apr 1944 and the attack on the German garrison at Vigla, 28 Apr 1944. 1 item and 3 loose pages.

EVANS: 2/2/13 1944 Mar 27

List compiled by Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, commander sub-area Vitsi, concerning areas considered 'unfriendly' to the Allied and Greek partisan resistance, particularly those areas occupied by German, Italian, Armenian and Greek Komitatzethes (Komitaji) garrisons. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/14 1944 Apr 2

Detailed plan of Florina, including accompanying postcards with corresponding location key in English and Greek. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/15 1944 Apr 12

Notebook containing detailed descriptions of locations registered in area plan of Florina (see 2/2/13). 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/16 1944 Apr

Notes made by Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans detailing German troop positions and movements in Macedonia (annexed by Bulgaria, April 1941) and West Macedonia, Greece. 1 item and 1 loose page.

EVANS: 2/2/17 1944 Apr 19

Post operation report by Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans detailing combined Allied and Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) operations against Armenian positions at Vatokhori and interrogation procedures used against captured or deserted Armenians. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/18 1944 Apr 11

Notes concerning the construction and defence of the Allied Military Mission airfield at Florina. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/19 1944 [Jun]

Notebook detailing the nominal roll of partisan forces in sub-area Vitsi, under the command of Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, including Allied, Greek, Czech and Polish attachments; work assignments and supplies used; and, notes on the anti-German propaganda campaign in the Florina area. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/20 1944 Jun 16

Papers relating to group demolition training at Florina, Vitsi sub-area, Allied Military Mission West Macedonia, including notes on the types of demolition used and their construction. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/21 1944 [Jun 29]-1944 [Jul 18]

Notes concerning the reliability of information gathered on German troop locations, strengths and attacks in the Florina area. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/22 1944 Sep 14-1944 Oct 31

Papers concerning Vitsi sub-area operations during Operation NOAH'S ARK, including attacks on the Alomas guard post, ambush operations at Pisodheri, demolition operations at Vigla and reconnaissance operations at Kroust. 1 item and 1 loose page.

EVANS: 2/2/23 1944 Sep 26-1944 Oct 2

Notebook detailing incoming messages from Greek and allied operatives around the Vitsi sub-area during Operation NOAH'S ARK, including notes relating to ambush operations on the Albanian frontier; incoming messages from Kapetanios Yannoulis, 1 Bn, 28 Regt, Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 9 Div concerning German attempts to seize Skopje (Yugoslavia); alleged reports concerning British troops landing at Corfu; assignment details from Lt Alan Chalkley, Raiding Support Regiment, and commando Sgt S Peter Kite relating to German withdrawals to Koritsa. 1 item

EVANS: 2/2/24 1944 Oct 2-1944 Oct 5

Notebook detailing incoming messages from Greek and allied operatives around the Vitsi sub-area during Operation NOAH'S ARK, including notes relating to German movements from West Macedonia, Greece, to Monastir and Belgrade (Yugoslavia) and German concentrations in Albania. 1 item.

EVANS: 2/2/25 1944 Oct 3-1944 Oct 14

Notebook detailing incoming messages from Greek and allied operatives around the Vitsi sub-area during Operation NOAH'S ARK, including notes relating to alleged reports of British troops landing in Albania; message from 3 Bn, 28 Regt, Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 9 Div positions at Florina; message concerning German movement to Skopje (Yugoslavia); message from demolition officer Sgt S Peter Kite relating to the situation at Florina, 7 Oct 1944; message from Tsamis, Officer Commanding 1 Bn, 28 Regt, ELAS 9 Div relating to battalion operations at Papayannis in collaboration with British forces; partial report from Kite relating to German garrison at Florina, 14 Oct 1944. 1 item and 1 loose page.

EVANS: 2/2/26 1944 Oct 7

Notes compiled by Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans relating to his meeting with Kapetanios Yannoulis, Officer Commanding 1 Bn, 28 Regt, 9 Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) Div, including mention of 'Vitsi Detachment' operations at Kozani during Operation NOAH'S ARK. 1 item.

EVANS: 3 Papers relating to signals and wireless/telegraphy traffic, sub-area Vitsi, codenamed FERTILISER, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, 1944

EVANS: 3/1 1944 Mar 24-1944 [Apr 25]

Two booklets of deciphered signals messages between Vitsi sub-area Headquarters, codenamed FERTILISER, and Area 1 Headquarters, Allied Military Mission, Pendalophos, codenamed BOODLE; between sub-area Vitsi to General Headquarters Middle East, Cairo, Egypt ; and, between Vitsi sub-area and Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 'Arrianos' battalion. Messages relate to the German situation in the Balkans and Soviet Army advances westward; Allied Military Mission involvement in the ELAS execution of anti-ELAS civilians; and, Allied Military Mission orders condemning sub-area involvement in indigenous political movements. 2 items.

EVANS: 3/2 1944 Apr 2-1944 Oct 29

Loose pages of ciphered and deciphered signals messages between Vitsi sub-area Headquarters, codenamed FERTILISER, and Area 1 Headquarters, Allied Military Mission, Pendalophos (Pentalophon), codenamed BOODLE, including situation reports relating to Operation NOAH'S ARK. 14 items.

EVANS: 3/3 1944 Apr 4-1944 [Oct]

Logbooks with signals reports between Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Area 1 Headquarters, Allied Military Mission, and allied personnel, relating mainly to the planning and execution of Operation NOAH'S ARK and subsequent liaison with Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) units and ELAS 9 Div, 'Vitsi detachment', under the command of Kapetanios Yannoulis. 3 items.

EVANS: 3/4 1944 [May]-1944 [Jun]

Notebook of deciphered signals messages between Vitsi sub-area Headquarters, codenamed FERTILISER, and Area 1 Headquarters, Allied Military Mission, Pendalophos [Pentalophon], codenamed BOODLE, concerning the movement of Yugoslavian partisan forces under the command of Marshal Josip Broz (Tito); increased Komitatzethes (Komitaji) activity in West Macedonia; nascent Serb, Macedonian and Bulgarian ethnic rivalry in West Macedonia. Booklet also contains plans for the demolition of railway bridges and the railway line in the Kleidhi Pass. 1 item.

EVANS: 4/1 Correspondence between Lt Col Arthur Edmonds, Officer Commanding Area 1, West Macedonia, Greece, and Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Officer Commanding Vitsi sub-area, 1944

EVANS: 4/1/1 1944 Apr 4

Letter from Lt Col Arthur Edmonds, Officer Commanding Area 1, West Macedonia, to Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Officer Commanding Vitsi sub-area, codenamed FERTILISER, concerning the purchase of a camera for operational purposes. 1 item.

EVANS: 4/1/2 1944 Apr 15

Letter from Lt Col Arthur Edmonds, Officer Commanding Area 1, West Macedonia to Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Officer Commanding Vitsi sub-area, codenamed FERTILISER, concerning the necessity for Greek partisan involvement in the organised harassment of German troops, signals traffic from FERTILISER and transport requirements. 1 item.

EVANS: 4/1/3 1944 Apr 30

Letter from Lt Col Arthur Edmonds, Officer Commanding Area 1, West Macedonia, to Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Officer Commanding Vitsi sub-area, codenamed FERTILISER, concerning the commando raid on Perikopi; the training and selection of targets for Operation NOAH'S ARK; Allied Liaison Officer duties; and, proposed objectives for Allied Military Mission during the withdrawal of German forces from the peninsula. 1 item.

EVANS: 4/1/4 1944 May 22

Letter from Lt Col Arthur Edmonds, Officer Commanding Area 1, West Macedonia, to Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Officer Commanding Vitsi sub-area, codenamed FERTILISER, concerning the delivery of weapons and transport equipment. 1 item.

EVANS: 4/1/5 1944 Jun 16

Letter from Lt Col Arthur Edmonds, Officer Commanding Area 1, West Macedonia to Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Officer Commanding Vitsi sub-area, codenamed FERTILISER, relating to the shipment of supplies to FERTILISER and plans to infiltrate German units with subversives. 1 item.

EVANS: 4/1/6 [1944]

Letter from Lt Col Arthur Edmonds, Officer Commanding Area 1, West Macedonia to Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Officer Commanding Vitsi sub-area, codenamed FERTILISER, relating to target areas suggested by General Headquarters, Middle East, Cairo, Egypt. 1 item.

EVANS: 4/1/7 [1944]

Notes compiled by Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Officer Commanding sub-area Vitsi for a proposed letter to Lt Col Arthur Edmonds, Officer Commanding Area 1, West Macedonia, Greece, relating to the situation at Vatokhori; the influence of Yugoslavian partisan leader Marshal Josip Broz (Tito) on Greek and Slav partisan forces in West Macedonia; operations at Vapsori; and, liaison with Capt Gray Wrigley. 1 item.

EVANS: 4/2 Correspondence between Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans and allied Greek, British and American personnel, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, 1944

EVANS: 4/2/1 1944 Jan 15-1944 Oct 29

Correspondence between Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans and allied Greek, British and American personnel, notably including correspondence between Evans and Capt John C Collins, Allied Liaison Officer, Raiding Support Regiment, West Macedonia, 15 Jan 1944-17 Oct 1944; letter from Maj Kenneth Farish Scott, Royal Engineers, West Macedonia, detailing demolition assembly and detonation, instructions for use of explosives and suggestions on ambushing German positions, 22 Jun 1944; letters from Lt Alan Chalkley, Raiding Support Regiment, to Evans concerning ambush operations on the Albanian frontier, 9-27 Sep 1944; letters from Sgt S Peter Kite, relating to allied Greek and British raids in support of Raiding Support Regiment operations and relations with Ethniko Apeleftherotikos Metopo (EAM), 10-24 Sep 1944; report sent by Capt Albert 'Bertie' Tozer, Royal Artillery, relating to events at Florina, 10-16 Oct 1944; reports from Lt Douglas Dutton relating to German and Armenian units en route to Florina, 22 Sep-2 Oct 1944. 34 items.

EVANS: 4/2/2 1944 Mar 24-1944 [28 Sep]

Correspondence between Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, commanding sub-area Vitsi, and Headquarters, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia. Papers include message from Lt Col Nicholas Geoffrey Lempriθre Hammond, Officer Commanding Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, to Evans concerning Polish recruits to Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) units, 26 Oct 1943; letters from Maj Ronald R Prentice, Officer Commanding Area 1, relating to proposed attacks on Kastoria in April 1944, the planning of interim operations for Operation NOAH'S ARK, and the need to increase the fighting efficiency of Greek partisans in the Vitsi sub-area, 26 Mar-23 Jun 1944; letter from Capt H Arthur Wickstead, Officer Commanding Signals, Area 1, to Evans regarding the signals plan once German troops have withdrawn from West Macedonia, codenamed RANKIN, 4 Oct 1944; letter from Wickstead to Prentice and Evans regarding the surrender of all German forces in Greece, 9 Oct 1944. 14 items.

EVANS: 5 Papers relating to policies and procedures, technical training, finances, logistics and supplies for Vitsi sub-area, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, 1944

EVANS: 5/1 1944 Apr 1-1944 Dec 23

Policy and procedure papers including memorandum from Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, officer commanding Vitsi sub-area, West Macedonia, Greece, relating to the training of agents to infiltrate Kozani, Monastir (Yugoslavia), Amintaion and Ptolemaοs, 1 Apr 1944; draft of an agreement for Greek partisan personnel to provide assistance to the Allied Military Mission, 13 Apr 1944; official secrecy declaration signed by Evans on his withdrawal from the Special Operations Executive (SOE) mission in Greece, 23 Dec 1944. 5 items.

EVANS: 5/2 1942 Jan-[1944]

Papers relating to Special Operations Executive (SOE), West Macedonia, Greece, technical training, including booklet entitled A Guide to the Identification of German Units (War Office, London, 1942); Lt Patrick Hutchinson Evans's notebooks from commando training at Haifa, Palestine, [1943], detailing demolition mechanisms, first aid techniques, meteorological forecasting and explosives manufacture; memorandum from General Headquarters, Middle East, Cairo, Egypt, to sub-area commands, West Macedonia, Greece, relating to the standardisation of location reports, 12 Oct 1943; notebook containing information on weapons and ammunition, accounts management and wireless/telegraphy relay systems; list of standard operational phrases; 1:2,000,000 map of the Balkans, showing railways and roads; list from the School of Military Intelligence, War Intelligence Course, relating to the identification of German Army personnel; list of Greek locations for purposes of memorisation. 8 items.

EVANS: 5/3-5 1944 Mar 2-1944 Oct 25

Papers relating to the finances, logistics and equipment of the Vitsi sub-area, codenamed FERTILISER, under the command of Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, including receipts for money transferred to the Vitsi sub area and Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 9 Div units from Allied Military Mission Headquarters, Pertouli, 21 Mar 1944-27 Jun 1944; food rations lists; clothing requirements; papers relating to Allied Military Mission payments to allegedly ill Greek civilians. 64 items.

EVANS: 6 Papers, in Greek, relating to Greek partisan forces, West Macedonia, Greece, 1943-1944

EVANS: 6/1 1943 Dec 18-1944 Nov 15

Papers, in Greek, relating to combined operations between the Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, and Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 9 Div, including agreement made between the Allied Military Mission and ELAS 9 Div concerning command and control arrangements, 18 Dec 1943; message from commander of 9 Div, Gen Karayannis, to Vitsi sub-area, under the command of Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, relating to German movements reported at Siniatsikon, 12 Apr 1944; papers relating to Operation NOAH'S ARK and the congregation of German troops at Thessoloniki; nominal roll of 21 Greek commandos and their ammunition supplies; an invitation from Ethniko Apeleftherotikos Metopo (EAM) to Evans requesting his presence at a fund-raising meeting at Nymphaion, 23 Sep 1944; ELAS report concerning German troop movements around Florina, 6 Oct 1944. 25 items.

EVANS: 6/2 1944 Feb 2-1944 [Oct 14]

Papers, in Greek, relating to Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 9 Div, 'Vitsi detachment' (later 1 Bn, 28 Regt), including report from Lytridhis, commander 1 Bn, to ELAS Headquarters concerning partisan operations at Tristenon and the involvement of the Greek Zagorian detachment, 2 Feb 1944; 9 Div order to 'Vitsi detachment', relating to Operation NOAH'S ARK, operations by Allied and Greek forces during the German withdrawal from Greece, 14 Feb 1944; report submitted by Lytridhis and Arrianos relating to the German retreat to Kastoria, 4 Apr 1944; operational orders for ELAS attack on Komitatzethes (Komitaji) strongholds at Perikopi, 18 Apr 1944; accounts of operations against German, Bulgarian and Armenian garrisons; report from Lytridhis and Yannoulis relating to the movement of German troops, vehicles and supplies to Florina, 3 Jun 1944; letter from Lytridhis to Evans concerning German movements at Florina-Kastoria, 9 Jun 1944; papers relating to 1 Bn, 28 Regt, performance during Operation NOAH'S ARK, operations by Allied and Greek forces during the German withdrawal from Greece, 1944. 44 items

EVANS: 6/3 1944 May 21-1944 Jun 29

Transcribed telegram messages, in Greek, between Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) 9 Div Headquarters and ELAS 9 Div 'Vitsi detachment'(later 1 Bn, 28 Regt), under the command of Kapetanios Yannoulis, and between Vitsi sub-area Headquarters and the 'Vitsi detachment', relating mainly to German and Komitatzethes (Komitaji) positions along the Greek border with Yugoslavia and Albania and Albanian partisan movements into Serbia (Yugoslavia) and West Macedonia. 36 items.

EVANS: 6/4 1944 May 13-1944 Sep 28

Correspondence, in Greek, between Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, commander Vitsi sub-area, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, and Greek partisan supporters 'Alekos' and 'Dinos', including reports to Evans relating to German movements around Florina-Kozani; Gestapo arrests of alleged Greek and Bulgarian spies; and, Allied air raids on German positions at Florina and Armenokhori. File also contains three booklets of transcribed messages, primarily in French, from 'Alekos' and 'Dinos', relating mainly to events during Operation NOAH'S ARK, operations by Allied and Greek forces during the German withdrawal from Greece, 1944. 24 items.

EVANS: 6/5 1944 May 25

Report, in Greek, from the government in Athens detailing the history of Greek partisan forces in the county of Kastoria, from the invasion of the peninsula by Italian forces, 28 Oct 1940, to 25 May 1944. Report includes population reactions to the invasion of Greece; notes on the formation and composition of Greek partisan factions, their founding members, organisation, and political allegiances; a chronological account of operations in the Kastoria region; and, notes concerning relations between the partisan factions and the local Greek population. 98 pp.

EVANS: 6/6 1944 May 13-1944 [Nov 19]

Papers, in Greek, relating to Greek partisan activities not generally under the jurisdiction of the Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, including report from 'Titan', a Greek partisan operative, to Capt Patrick Hutchinson Evans, commander Vitsi sub-area, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, concerning demolition operations at Vapsori, 13-16 May 1944; invitation to Evans from Ethniki Allileggi (EA), the Ethniko Apeleftherotikos Metopo (EAM) welfare organisation, for a conference concerning relief following German withdrawals from the peninsula, 14-15 Sep 1944; request from Greek civilian Socrates Vouvoulikas to Evans for admission to the Vitsi sub-area roll, 4 Oct 1944; letter, translated into English, from Greek partisans to the 'Society of Kastorians' in the United States, requesting relief, 19 Sep 1944; undated programme for celebration activities sponsored by Elliniki Panelladiki Organosi Neolaias (EPON), the Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) youth movement. 18 items.

EVANS: 6/7 1944 Mar 10-1944 Nov 17

Propaganda leaflets and newspapers, in Greek, relating to Greek partisan activity in West Macedonia, Greece, including propaganda letter addressed to Russian, Italian, Armenian and other foreign troops in service of the German Army; undated propaganda leaflets distributed by the American and British air forces urging the Greek population not to cooperate with German forces; undated leaflet issued by Panellios Apeleftherotili Organosis (PAO) and Ellinikos Dimokratikos Ethnikos Stratos (EDES) accusing the communist-oriented Politiki Epitropi Ethnikis Apeleftherosis (PEEA) and Ethniko Apeleftherotikos Metopo (EAM) of acting in collusion; undated edition of Laike Autodioikese, containing the legal and electoral practices of several political counties in Greece; one edition of Laike Phone, the Kommunistiko Komma Elladas (KKE) newspaper, with articles in memory of Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos (ELAS) partisans, 17 Nov 1944. 7 items.

EVANS: 7 Captured German papers relating to operations, Vitsi sub-area, West Macedonia, Greece, and German propaganda, 1944

EVANS: 7/1 1944 Apr 4-1944 Jun 1

Captured German documents including divisional daily order concerning the psychological state of German occupation troops, 4 Apr 1944; identification book of an Armenian Legionier serving in the German Army; manuscript map of German 9 Battery placement at Florina-Ptolemaοs; list of German 1 Mountain Div documents captured up to 1 Jun 1944. 4 items.

EVANS: 7/2 1944 [Apr]-1944 [Jun]

Translated captured German documents including details from a paybook captured from German Waffen SS Pte G Klein, killed 2 Apr 1944; list of units attached to the German 1 Mountain Div, Jun 1944. 2 items.

EVANS: 7/3 1944 May 141944 Aug 18

Captured personal correspondence from German 1 Mountain Div soldiers stationed in West Macedonia, Greece. 3 items.

EVANS: 7/4 [1944]

German and Allied propaganda leaflets, labels and brochures, including letter from an alleged German soldier who claimed that the war in the Balkans was a German defeat. 23 items

EVANS: 8 Papers relating to the publication of books and articles on Special Operations Executive (SOE) operations in West Macedonia, Greece, 1943-1944, by Maj Patrick Hutchinson Evans and Lt Col Nicholas Geoffrey Lempriθre Hammond, [1944-1993]

EVANS: 8/1 [1944-1945]

Papers relating to the proposed publication of an account of Maj Patrick Hutchinson Evans's career as a Special Operations Executive (SOE) officer in West Macedonia, Greece, 1943-1944, including a partial register of Evans's papers, [2 Oct] 1943-6 May 1944; a summary of events detailing Allied Military Mission operations in West Macedonia, 15 Sep 1943-4 Jul 1944, including Evans's role as lecturer at the Commando School at Pendalophos (Pentalophon), and mention of demolition operations in West Macedonia; and, editorial material, including quotations to be used for the proposed account from Robert Standish, pseudonym of Digby George Gerahty, The Small General (Peter Davies, London, 1945). 3 items.

EVANS: 8/2/1 [1991-1993]

Papers relating to the publication of Lt Col Nicholas Geoffrey Lempriθre Hammond's article, 'The Allied Military Mission in Northwest Macedonia', Balkan Studies, Volume 32, (written in 1991, published in 1993), including material based on the papers and wireless/telegraphy messages of Maj Patrick Hutchinson Evans during his command of Vitsi sub-area, Allied Military Mission, West Macedonia, Greece, 1944. 46 pp.

EVANS: 8/2/2 [1993]

Offprint of Lt Col Nicholas Geoffrey Lempriθre Hammond's article, 'The Allied Military Mission in Northwest Macedonia', Balkan Studies, Volume 32, (written in 1991, published in 1993). 1 item.