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Synopsis: The films tells the story of the instrumental role played by women in the creation of the U.S. intelligence community during War War II with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and its successor organization, the Central Intelligence Agency, and its first female director, Gina Haspel.

Apprioximately 4500 women served in the OSS. They comprised one-third of its work force.
Nine hundred served overseas. They included the “French Chef” Julia Child who handled classified data in Ceylon; actress and singer Marlene Dietrich who recorded songs in German that were broadcast to demoralize enemy troops; Cora du Bois, the highest ranking woman in the OSS who became the first women to receive tenure from Harvard University’s Department of Anthropology; Betty McIntosh, a pioneer in psychological operations who served in the Far East; and Virginia Hall who served behind enemy lines in France in preparation for D-Day. She was the only American civilian woman who received the Distinguished Service Cross during World War II. The first woman to serve as CIA Director, Gina Haspel, said at her swearing-in that she “stood on the shoulders of heroines who never sought public acclaim.”



Run Time

15 minutes

Directed by

Carl Colby

Written by

Carl Colby

Produced by

Karolina Jasinska de Benavides

Executive Producer

Charles Pinck

Edited by

Walker Lambert

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