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Mary Bancroft’s Lover

By her own admission, Mary Bancroft felt emotional attachment for only two men in her life, neither of which was one of her two husbands. Early in December 1942, Mary began working for Allen Dulles, head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the American spy agency, out of Zürich....

Unknown Convergence

While Mary Bancroft, the first child of Hugh Bancroft, was following her freelance journalistic career in Zürich, Switzerland, giving talks to the American Women’s Club of Zürich, radio talks, and writing articles for the Swiss press, she was bored and longed for adventure. As German aggression heated up in Europe, she...