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Doug
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posted 13 August 2008 08:56 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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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.


Hard to imagine her baking secrets into a pie, but there it is.


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Mojoroad1
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posted 14 August 2008 11:47 AM      Profile for Mojoroad1     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Meanwhile, here in The Great White North.....

The R.C.M.P spies on Rita MacNeil.

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Stockholm
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posted 14 August 2008 02:02 PM      Profile for Stockholm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is old news. I read Julia Child's biography about eight years ago and there was a whole chapter about her working for the secret service during WW2.
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