Youre Stepping On My Cloak and Dagger Author:Roger Hall When Roger Hall joined the O.S.S.(pre-C.I.A.), both were very young. When they parted, the latter was dead. Mr. Hall's account of what passed between them is a brash, hilarious record. It began one day when the miasma of a Louisiana infantry camp so overwhelmed young Lieutenant Hall that he sought escape by applying for the O.S.S. All he knew... more » of the new organization at the time was a phrase which haunted him: "Operations of a secret and highly hazardous nature." From there it was training amid near riot, bursting grenades, and WAVES at a country club near Washington D.C.; parachuting; sniping wars with the Presidential guard; practice sabotage in Baltimore and Philadelphia. There, too, were operations with both friends and foes. Some were farcical failures, such as the total inability of the Air Force to locate Norway. There were moments of total uproar, moments of heroism, and moments of stupefying anticlimax.« less
This is an old book, first copyrighted in 1957 and the authors' memories of war time WWII are told with a smirk - not a sneer. Mr. Hall had a wry, humorous look at life that translated well into his war memories. A funny look at a time we will never be able to live through again.