Posted on 01/11/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We all know nowadays that if you want the answer to something, ask a librarian.

But a select group of librarians went above and beyond the average call of duty during World War II.

They were part of the Interdepartmental Committee for the Acquisition of Foreign Publications — in short, intelligence agents; in even shorter, spies.

Kathy Peiss tells this remarkable story in Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe.

A portion of that book has been adapted and shared in TIME magazine, where you can head to enjoy this hidden bit of history.

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