Julia Child, International Super-spy

They say “truth is stranger than fiction”, and stories like this one prove that beyond any doubt:

By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and RANDY HERSCHAFT, Associated Press Writers
24 minutes ago

WASHINGTON – 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.

Apparently the CIA is finishing up the transfer of old OSS documents to the National Archives, and the list of OSS employees was one of the most recent things to get approved for declassification.

The article on Yahoo! News has a link to this page, a CIA page describing the history and activities of the OSS during World War II.

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