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The Office of Strategic Services and Italian Americans : the untold history

Author: Salvatore John LaGumina
Publisher: [Cham, Switzerland] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Series: Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the contributions of Italian Americans employed by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. Italian Americans fluent in Italian language and customs became integral parts of intelligence operations working behind enemy lines. These units obtained priceless military information that significantly helped defeat the Axis. They parachuted into frozen mountains tops to link up with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Salvatore John LaGumina
ISBN: 331933333X 9783319333335
OCLC Number: 945745483
Description: vi, 188 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Intelligence agency in embryo --
Recruitment and training strategies --
Corvo and the Connecticut connection --
Agents extraordinaire --
Operation Husky --
Conquering the islands: Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Lipari, Ventotene --
From Salerno to Anzio --
Italian mainland operational groups --
OSS and partisans --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Salvatore J. LaGumina.

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