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County Durham

Second World War Resistance
Captain G.C.L. Atkinson, M.C., is listed as being the Intelligence Officer, for Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire in 1941 had the Nazis invaded.

Captain Guy Christopher Leicester Atkinson was a career soldier born in North Yorkshire in the late 1890s.

He joined the Foot Guards in WW1. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards and saw action in France from January 1918. He was awarded the Military Cross and mentioned in despatches (ref in The London Gazette).

In 1919 he was promoted to Lieutenant on the 10th January 1919 while continuing to serve with the Coldstream Guards.

Between the World Wars he was seconded to the Colonial Office in February 1926 and was again promoted to Captain 15th May 1929 while still seconded.

The Last Ditch The Secrets of the nationwide British Resistance Organisation and the Nazi Plans for the Occupation of Britain 1940-1944; David Lampe; 1968; Cassell; 304 93519 5