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   Rafael D. Hirtz
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War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: Army Signal Corp; Operational Forces, Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
Service Location: European Theater; North Africa; China
Rank: Captain
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 Video (Interview Excerpts) (12 items)
The beginnings of the OSS. (07:30) Training in Canada under the British. (01:26) The decency of the old OSS; turning down a mission. (03:21)
Working undercover; knowing his fate if captured. (07:13) The French Catholic Church and the Nazis. (02:21) Mission in China; training paratroopers. (02:43)
Second mission in France as a liaison with Underground. (03:30) Difficult living conditions in China. (01:49) Barely making it out of China; the morality of wartime. (01:46)
How the contemporary CIA differs from the OSS. (04:01) Contemporary terrorism's ability to disrupt. (01:33) Troubles with readjustment; meeting his future wife. (03:44)

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