As we are sure it is clear, we are big fans of the Office of Strategic Services and OSS History. One of the most interesting figures to come out of OSS ranks has got to be Virginia Hall. A wonderful painting of Hall (Codename Diane, among others) done by the artist Jeffrey W. Bass hangs in the CIA's Original Headquarters Building (OHB) in Langley. Hall's story is truly inspiring as our own Sean P. Sullivan has pointed out in his Cable post recently.
We felt it would be fitting to commemorate Virginia Hall's life of service by issuing a first in what we are calling the Inglorious Amateurs Collection of custom shirts. Mr. Bass was kind enough to approve our use of his image here, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
The image shows Hall with "Cuthbert", the codename given to her prosthetic leg, sending COVCOM traffic back to Special Operations Headquarters via her hand crank powered B2 radioset.
Professionally screened on the perfect 60/40 blend cotton/poly shirt in Cardinal color with blue and white image on the back.