Awesome! It seems that during World War II, French Chef Julia Child was a spy - one can only assume the least inconspicuous spy in the history of the world. It has just been revealed that Child was part of an international anti-Nazi spy ring managed by the Office of Strategic Services, an early version of the CIA. The previously classified files will identify the "nearly 24,000 spies who formed the first centralized intelligence effort by the United States." The OSS, which included civilians from all walks of life, "studied military plans, created propaganda, infiltrated enemy ranks and stirred resistance among foreign troops." Post-war, the agency was absorbed into the nascent CIA, and the many spies in the network never spoke about their covert activities. "I was told to keep my mouth shut," says 93-year-old Walter Mess. Or, in the case of Julia, to fill it with foie gras. [AP]
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