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Margery Steele - World War II

Margery (Whiteley) Steele served with the Office of Strategic Services working as a cryptographer during WW II. She spent 1945 in Egypt, then was transferred to Greece where she continued with the OSS during that nation's civil war. She was working for the Army in Vienna in late 1946 when she met Captain Harold Steele. The two soon married.

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Harold Steele - World War II

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Margery poses with her brothers and sisters, circa 1925. In the front row from left to right are Robert, Genevieve, and Margery. In the back are Daniel and Harry.

Where:

Unknown

When:

circa 1925

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Marianna and Louise, the cook and the maid where Margery lived while in Vienna, Austria in 1946-47.

Where:

Vienna, Austria

When:

1946-47

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Narrator's photo

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Margery with her dog in Vienna, Austria, 1946.

Where:

Vienna, Austria

When:

1946

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Narrator's photo

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Margery sits with her nephew Bruce McClure (her mother has her back to the camera) while pregnant with twins Greg and Linda, in Woodstock, New York in 1947??.

Where:

Woodstock, New York

When:

1947

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Narrator's photo

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Margery with her dog on the couch in Vienna, Austria, early in the summer of 1947.

Where:

Vienna, Austria

When:

summer of 1947

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Narrator's photo

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Margery takes a break from reading the newspaper to smile for the camera in Vienna, Austria, 1946.

Where:

Vienna, Austria

When:

1946

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Narrator's photo

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Margery perching on a railing outside in Vienna, Austria in the early spring of 1947.

Where:

Vienna, Austria

When:

spring of 1947

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Narrator's photo

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Margery and Harold on their wedding day in Vienna, Austria on October 13, 1946. With them to witness the event are a Major assigned to the headquarters of U.S. Forces, Austria, and his wife.

Where:

Vienna, Austria

When:

October 13, 1946

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Narrator's photo

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Harold and Margery cutting their wedding cake on October 13, 1946 in Vienna, Austria.

Where:

Vienna, Austria

When:

October 13, 1946

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Narrator's photo

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Margery with Professor Moses Hadas while they were stationed in Athens, Greece in 1946. Professor Hadas was formerly on the faculty of Columbia University in New York City.

Where:

Athens, Greece

When:

1946

Ownership:

Unknown

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Where:

Vienna, Austria

When:

October 13, 1946

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo



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