ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) British espionage figure William Stephenson, code-named "Intrepid," profiled; photos shown. [Espionage author Chapman PINCHER - discusses Stephenson's contribution to World War II.] Winston Churchill's assignment to Stephenson to bring United States into war recalled; historical scenes shown. [President Franklin D. ROOSEVELT - reads speech about the war.] Stephenson's role in creating the Ofc. of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner to CIA, with American General "Wild Bill" Donovan explained. [STEPHENSON - takes about Donovan.] Stephenson's biography given; photos shown. Allied intelligence coup of obtaining blueprints to German coding machine, "Enigma," detailed. [Ex-OSS ofr. Thomas TROY - comments on Stephenson's key role.] Book "A Man Called Intrepid" mentioned. [STEPHENSON - comments on the "enemy."]
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