Using elite Allied special forces, spies, and resistance movements, the secret war against Hitler's Germany and the Nazi war machine played a major part in Germany's defeat. This is a revealing account, combining an insider's knowledge with an historian's perspective, of the secret war against Hitler, by the former director of the CIA. Hired by William "Wild Bill" Donovan - the founder of the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA - William Casey was sent to London and in just over two years became head of secret intelligence at the age of thirty-one. Writing from his unique, and central, vantage point, Casey not only reveals the critical role of allied intelligence and covert operations, but unflinchingly records, along with the triumphs, the tragic blunders and internal clashes that marred the record from Normandy to Hiroshima. "The Secret War Against Hitler" shows how the Allies gathered intelligence, used it, and misused it.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.