H. Keith Melton - OSS Special Weapons & Equipment: Spy Devices of WWII
Sterling Publishing Company | 1991 | ISBN: 0806982381 | 128 pages | PDF | 21.53 MB
In July 1944, the OSS published a "mail order" style catalogue that described and pictured each piece of specialized equipment available to the secret agent - from deadly, bullet-firing cigarettes and cameras hidden in matchboxes to compact explosives called "moles". Highly unorthodox, yet extremely effective, these weapons were produced by American Intelligence during the last year of the war for operatives behind enemy lines, and consist of some of the most innovative and sometimes deadly devices ever created. Every weapon has the original OSS descriptions, accurate illustrations and rare photographs, showing why these highly effective instruments have had a lasting effect on the world of clandestine warfare ever since.