By Salvatore J. LaGumina
This booklet explores the contributions of Italian american citizens hired through the place of work of Strategic prone (OSS) in the course of global warfare II. Italian american citizens fluent in Italian language and customs grew to become necessary components of intelligence operations operating at the back of enemy traces. those devices acquired precious army details that considerably helped defeat the Axis. They parachuted into frozen mountains tops to hyperlink up with Italian guerilla devices in northern Italy or hovered in small patrol torpedo boats and row boats around the Mediterranean Sea in pitch black darkness to ruin railroad junctions.
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She received occasional messages saying “Our friend is all right,” but otherwise was told nothing about his whereabouts and activities when he dropped out of sight and went overseas. She had to rely on the writings of his OSS colleagues that became available years later to learn more about the actual exploits that produced Joe’s disturbing nightmares in the postwar period. Given his eagerness to sign autographs for American soldiers Savoldi’s restraint about OSS matters is somewhat incongruous since it contradicted the admonition for agents to be inconspicuous.