No place of publication stated: [Veterans of the Office of Strategic Services], 1974. No edition stated.
Small Quarto (10 1/2 x 8 inches; 267 x 205 mm), [12 pages] in stapled wrappers. Transcript of a speech by William J. Casey (1913-1987), accepting the William J. Donovan Award from the Veterans of the Office of Strategic Services. Casey had been chief of secret intelligence for the European theatre of operations during World War II. This award -- from a group of former intelligence officers -- cites him for his organization of radio teams that he parachuted into Germany to send back intelligence on Nazi positions.
In his speech, Casey lavishes praise on Donovan and others in the clandestine services and discusses some of his own intelligence work during World War II. A fascinating look at a side of the war that was crucial in securing the Allied victory over the the Axis powers.
OCLC shows only two institutional holdings, at Georgetown and at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. Separately, we find two copies among Casey's papers at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, California. None in commerce. SCARCE.
CONDITION: Governmental department stamp and log-in number on front wrapper, two horizontal folds for mailing. A Very Good copy. Item #1290