The Shepherd without Sheep. Dr Ivan Šubašić and the OSS Shepherd Project
This paper, based almost entirely on the OSS New York Office's Secret Intelligence (SI) files, declassified only in l986, deals with the activities and affiliation of Dr Ivan Šubašić, the former Governor of Croatia and the last Prime Minister of the Yugoslav Royal Government in Exile in London, with the OSS. The original Penetration of Yugoslavia Project of September 1943, which was intended to win the Croat Home Guards (Domobrans) over to the side of the Allies to fight together with Tito's Partisans against the German invaders, was not implemented. Since 1942, Dr Ivan Šubašić kept in close touch with the OSS and in August 1943 he formally joined this intelligence service. From 17 May 1944 to 15 February 1945 a series of cables, named the Ivan Cables and later the Shepherd Cables Series #2, provides very important political information on the activities of the Prime Minister, Dr Ivan Šubašić, and King Peter II of Yugoslavia, their relations with the British, and the negotiations with Marshal Tito. This intelligence was outside the scope of the regular diplomatic activities of the US Embassy in London, and any leakage would have seriously jeopardized British-American relations.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).