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From OSS To Green Berets
by Aaron Bank
Colonel Aaron Bank is a legend in his own time--the father of the Green Berets and an honored soldier to every Special Forces trooper, past and present. Now, for the first time, he tells his own dramatic story of the men and the warfare he knows best. 8 pages of photographs.
Paperback, 236 pages
Published December 1st 1987 by Pocket Books
(first published December 1986)
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This is a unique insiders account to the OSS in World War II. Predecessor to the CIA, the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) conducted intelligence and unconventional warfare operations behind enemy lines. Participants sometimes spoke several languages, came from numerous nationalities, and involved both sexes. The author, Aaron Bank, takes the reader through the OSS from the time of his entry into the service to the founding of the Green Berets. Included is his preparation for a mission to capt...more
The classic from the man himself, Aaron Banks. He was at a formal dinner we had in 10th Special Forces Group and was still quite a character. I find the OSS truly fascinating. How quickly they learned their tradecraft. And how quickly people forget it.
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