SOE codename for an American organisation [the Office for Scientific Phenomenological Research (OSPR)], which operated during the Second World War. While the Black Chamber was limited to operating within the United States1, the OSPR was intended to work alongside the OSS abroad.2

With the exception of some operations in Vichy France in 1941, QUARTET was usually well behind the SOE's Laundry, and they were soon hampered by poor relations with both the OSS and the Black Chamber back home. Just before the German surrender, most QUARTET officers were suddenly superseded by newly-arrived Black Chamber officers, an act that seriously hampered American post-war European operations. OSPR wound up operations in Europe in 1949, and most of the organization was absorbed by the Black Chamber.


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