1999-2000 (Winter)

Skis and Daggers: OSS Operations in Norway

By William E. Colby


Editor’s Note: Recently, while researching some old CIA files, a CIA historian chanced upon the following account by Maj. William E. Colby of behind-the-lines OSS sabotage operations in Norway during World War II. In November 1945, the War Department’s Bureau of Public Relations posed no objection to the article’s publication. There is no record, however, that the article was ever published. The first page of the memoir is missing. As Major Colby begins his story, he and his team are being flown to their drop site in Norway. (This article originally appeared in Studies 42, No. 3 [1998]).

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