Early days of the CIA

Office of Strategic Services (OSS) emblem

One British observer recalled the first six OSS operatives in London in early 1943, “arriving like jeune filles en fleur straight from finishing school, all fresh and innocent, to start work in our frowsty old intelligence brothel.”

David W. Hogan, Jr., “US Army Special Operations in World War II”

The OSS later became CIA.

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