OSS – UNDERCOVER | SPY TRAINING FILM – ca. 1942 – ca. 1945: Analyze preparation, arrival, establishment, and “prevalent cover” for secret agents by presenting one movie within another, as introduced by Colonel Robertson, chief of Schools and Training at Office of Strategic Services.
R.1: Gives examples of agents discovered because of inattention to details, good cover versus bad cover. Emphasizes proper attitude, study, and the importance of support staff. Explains ways to infiltrate enemy territory. Illustrates effective and ineffective spy methods by comparing two agents.
R.2: Continues to compare agents. Ways to camouflage or dispose of revealing evidence. Explains techniques of blending into enemy culture and preparing for sudden departure, how to choose a residence and how to avoid suspicion in enemy country.