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Office of Strategic Services and Italian Americans : The Untold History (Hardcover) (Salvatore J.

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Thisbook explores the contributions of Italian Americans employed by the Office ofStrategic Services (OSS) during World War II. Italian Americans fluent inItalian language and customs became integral parts of intelligence operationsworking behind enemy lines. These units obtained priceless military informationthat significantly helped defeat the Axis. They parachuted into frozenmountains tops to link up with Italian guerilla units in northern Italy orhovered in small patrol torpedo boats and row boats across the MediterraneanSea in pitch black darkness to destroy railroad junctions.

Genre: History
Series Title: Italian and Italian American Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Salvatore J. Lagumina
Language: English
Street Date: October 28, 2016
TCIN: 51644992
UPC: 9783319333335
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-7386

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