Scene from the DoD 1940's film, Undercover

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
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