A Spy's Diary of World War II: Inside the OSS with an by Wayne Nelson

By Wayne Nelson

Listed below are the wartime diaries of Wayne Nelson, an OSS officer who served in North Africa and Europe in the course of international struggle II. A prewar colleague of Allan Dulles, Nelson joined an boy or girl OSS after failing to hitch the military as a result of a imaginative and prescient incapacity, and he went directly to serve in North Africa, Sicily, Sardinia, Italy, Corsica, and mainland France. Erudite and a talented author, Nelson captured exciting observations approximately one of the most very important secret agent operations of the battle, and his diaries supply an exciting, readable and informative glimpse into the lifetime of a secret agent in the course of global struggle II.

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In the Navy and seems to be a nice, regular chap. July 1943 I spend some time in rendezvous at night teaching a young Frenchman the things he must know to go in. The meeting is held clandestinely in a little, shabby room. There is a process to rendezvous with agents at various places in town. We drive by, for instance. Then the agent walks down a street and a couple of blocks away we stop, see if we are observed and, if not, pick the guy up. We talk as we drive, exchange money or messages and leave him in a suitable place.

He is a Lt. ) in the Navy and seems to be a nice, regular chap. July 1943 I spend some time in rendezvous at night teaching a young Frenchman the things he must know to go in. The meeting is held clandestinely in a little, shabby room. There is a process to rendezvous with agents at various places in town. We drive by, for instance. Then the agent walks down a street and a couple of blocks away we stop, see if we are observed and, if not, pick the guy up. We talk as we drive, exchange money or messages and leave him in a suitable place.

Maybe I can still have a job in Berne if I get in a scrape here. AWD is doing a grand job and everyone wonders how he manages to accomplish all that he does. October 10, 1943 Carl Coon is back from Corsica. He relays a trick the Germans pulled in leaving Bastia. They left their food and other supplies on the docks and the civilian population ran down to get them and a wild scramble ensued. Then the American planes (not knowing the Germans were out) bombed the port and were hitting the French population.

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