This informative dramatized 1940's film analyzes preparation,
arrival, establishment, and "prevalent cover" for secret
agents by presenting one movie within another, as introduced
by Col. Robertson, chief of Schools and Training at Office
of Strategic Services.
The first part gives examples of
agents discovered because of inattention to details, good
cover versus bad cover. It emphasizes proper attitude,
study, and importance of support staff. Explains ways to
infiltrate enemy territory. Illustrates effective and
ineffective spy methods by comparing two agents. The
second part continues to compare agents; shows ways to
camouflage or dispose of revealing evidence; explains
techniques of blending into enemy culture and preparing
for sudden departure; and covers how to choose residence
and how to avoid suspicion in enemy country.
Produced Office of Strategic Services
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, DoD ca
1942 - ca. 1945 Video reformatted to 640 x 480 resolution
and visually enhanced by USA Patriotism!