Aline Countess of Romanones Message Board

Paul Emmanuel posts on 8/20/2013 6:15:08 PM Thank you all for the help. I will try as you suggest, and keep you posted here. Best regards, p
Anita posts on 8/20/2013 12:35:03 PM Sarah, and Robert, you both really gave Paul some great info on research, and I hope he is able to find out more after your suggestions. When I was looking I tried it myself, and really never "quite got the hang of it" and should hire a student to do it for me. I have read many many books on the OSS and they have all enlighted me, and as I read and read I learn so much more. The Countess actually helped me and I now feel versed in the subject, and see the connections within the OSS Stations & agents in Europe and the MID East.
Sarah posts on 8/20/2013 5:33:56 AM Paul, another option is to write the dean of one of the History department universities and ask for some recommendations for a Ph.D.student to do some research for you. I did my thesis research at the Archives and found I needed some more documents so I did what I suggested above and hired a grad student who send me other documents. It worked beautifully. Further, most of the students know how to use the archives very well, maximizing their time and your money. I would ask them what they'd charge, but, keep in mind that any Ph.D. student is a talented researcher so make sure you pay fairly.

Robert Huddleston posts on 8/18/2013 2:23:59 PM Paul The staff at the National Archives will not do your research for you but if you can manage a visit they will go all-out to assist. I could not have completed my biography of Edmundo Lassalle, a agent with the OSS in Spain, without their assistance. The archivists who focus on WW II should be able to lead you to the records of Naval Intelligence officers post to the Madrid Embassy. Good luck
Paul Emmanuel posts on 8/17/2013 8:33:59 PM Anita, Thank you but they have both passed away without any stories. I would love to find out more. I have tried to contact the embassy and got no response. I have a request in with the National Archives but...... Thanks for your help. paul
Anita posts on 8/17/2013 6:58:09 PM Paul,and also to Sarah, The Countess knows exactly what is posted here.That much I can tell you. Paul, I think it very interesting that your Parents met at the Embassy in Madrid during WW II. I bet they have wonderful stories they can tell.
Paul Emmanuel posts on 8/16/2013 2:02:37 PM I see where I made my mistake in posting. Sarah, If you can contact the Countess, please ask her if she may have known either of my parents who met at the embassy in Madrid during the time she writes about: John Emmanuel was Naval Attache and Janet Dickey, my mother, said she was a secretary but we have since found out that she worked for Naval intelligence. I thank you in advance, Paul Emmanuel
Sarah posts on 8/16/2013 5:11:57 AM You can read most of "The Countess" chapter on the Amazon book preview site. Pretty interesting! I'm off to Madrid this weekend - might see if I can run into the Countess! :)
Tracy posts on 8/10/2013 7:15:43 PM Hi, does anyone have am address where a note can be mailed/emailed, posted, etc, that Aline will read? Thanks in advance, Tracy
Bob posts on 8/10/2013 3:20:56 PM Kate Christensen, in her autobiography, THE BLUE PLATE SPECIAL,includes an interesting chapter titled THE COUNTESS
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