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Cloak and Dagger

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Cloak and Dagger

Cloak and Dagger delivers intrigue, adventure and chilling exploits of undercover operatives who worked for the OSS during World War II. The program was inspired by the book, Cloak and Dagger: The Secret Story of the Office of Strategic Services, written by two military officers who served in the OSS. All 22 of the meticulously researched and produced Cloak and Dagger episodes that were broadcast from May through October, 1950, have survived. Four additional episodes that never aired have yet to appear.

To many if not most listeners, the espionage drama sounded like a well-done fictionalized version of World War II undercover activities. In fact, the production was a well-done non-fictionalized version of actual war-time undercover activities. The OSS, created in 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was eliminated in 1945 by President Harry Truman, and in 1947 the post-war Central Intelligence Agency was formed, making the Cloak and Dagger organization the frontrunner to the CIA.