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  • The Secret War Report of the Oss The Secret War Report of the Oss (Paperback) Online Price: $7.70
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    Seller: Basement Seller 101 , Cincinnati , OH
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    Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB , Frederick , MD
  • The Secret War Report of the Oss The Secret War Report of the Oss (Mass market paperback) Online Price: $27.00
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    Notes: xxii, [2], 572 pages. Illustrations. Chart. Note by Kermit Roosevelt. Glossary. Selected Bibliography, Some cover wear. Some page edge browning. Anthony Cave Brown (March 21, 1929-July 14, 2006) was a British journalist, espionage non-fiction writer, and historian. Brown's first major work to attract widespread attention was Bodyguard of Lies (1975), which examined the strategical elements of World War II, including codebreaking and its effect on the war's outcome. He followed up on this theme with a book, The Last Hero: Wild Bill Donovan, about William J. Donovan, the director of the American Office of Strategic Services during World War II; the Office of Strategic Services later evolved into the Central Intelligence Agency. Another espionage-related effort was a 1987 biography of Sir Stewart Menzies, who served as head of British MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) during World War II. The book was titled C: The Life of Sir Stewart Graham Menzies, Churchill's Spymaster. His book Treason in the Blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the Spy Case of the Century, published in 1994, examined the interconnected lives of the famous British spies Kim Philby and Harry St. John Philby, son and father. His final 1999 book Oil, God and Gold: The Story of Aramco and the Saudi Kings, examined the Aramco company in Saudi Arabia. Declassified recently and made public here for the first time, this is the official history--and a remarkably dramatic account--of our country's first entry into comprehensive intelligence and unorthodox warfare. The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II, and a predecessor to the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) and the independent Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The OSS was formed as an agency of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) to coordinate espionage activities behind enemy lines for all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Other OSS functions included the use of propaganda, subversion, and post-war planning. On December 14, 2016, the organization was collectively honored with a Congressional Gold Medal. OSS proved especially useful in providing a worldwide overview of the German war effort, its strengths and weaknesses. In direct operations it was successful in supporting Operation Torch in French North Africa in 1942, where it identified pro-Allied potential supporters and located landing sites. OSS operations in neutral countries, especially Stockholm, Sweden, provided in-depth information on German advanced technology. The Madrid station set up agent networks in France that supported the Allied invasion of southern France in 1944. Most famous were the operations in Switzerland run by Allen Dulles that provided extensive information on German strength, air defenses, submarine production, and the V-1 and V-2 weapons. It revealed some of the secret German efforts in chemical and biological warfare. Switzerland's station also supported resistance fighters in France and Italy, and helped with the surrender of German forces in Italy in 1945. For the duration of World War II, the Office of Strategic Services was conducting multiple activities and missions, including collecting intelligence by spying, performing acts of sabotage, waging propaganda war, organizing and coordinating anti-Nazi resistance groups in Europe, and providing military training for anti-Japanese guerrilla movements in Asia, among other things. At the height of its influence during World War II, the OSS employed almost 24, 000 people.
    Seller: Ground Zero Books Ltd , Silver Spring , MD
  • The Secret War Report of the Oss The Secret War Report of the Oss (Paperback) Online Price: $3.77
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    Seller: Your Online Bookstore , Houston , TX
  • The Secret War Report of the Oss The Secret War Report of the Oss (Soft Cover) Online Price: $5.99
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    Notes: Pages are clean and unmarked. The cover corners and edges are lightly rubbed. The binding is tight. 572pp.
    Seller: nealsbooks , Menominee , MI
  • The Secret War Report of the Oss The Secret War Report of the Oss (Paperback) Online Price: $16.95
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  • The Secret War Report of the Oss The Secret War Report of the Oss (Paperback) Online Price: $48.71
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    Seller: Bonita , Newport Coast , CA
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