Thursday, August 14, 2008

JULIA CHILD – SPY!

JULIA CHILD – SPY!

The Associated Press carried an article yesterday regarding recently released government files detailing the espionage exploits of chef Julia Child and a number of other unexpected names.

Famed chef Julia Child shared a secret with Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Chicago White Sox catcher Moe Berg at a time when the Nazis threatened the world. They served in an international spy ring managed by the Office of Strategic Services, an early version of the CIA created in World War II by President Franklin Roosevelt.

The secret comes out Thursday, all of the names and previously classified files identifying nearly 24,000 spies who formed the first centralized intelligence effort by the United States. The National Archives, which this week released a list of the names found in the records, will make available for the first time all 750,000 pages identifying the vast spy network of military and civilian operatives.

They were soldiers, actors, historians, lawyers, athletes, professors, reporters. But for several years during World War II, they were known simply as the OSS. They studied military plans, created propaganda, infiltrated enemy ranks and stirred resistance among foreign troops.

The news about Child isn't exactly new as she revealed it in her biography, but this was still a cool article.


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1 comment:

The King Of Cool said...

I was shocked when I heard this. She would have been about the last person I would have thought of as a spy. So cool though.