The Secret History of History

International Spy Museum @ 800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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During WWI, the harshest of German prison camps was Holzminden under the cruel command of a hate-filled commandant.

100 years ago, a group of Allied prisoners desperate to break out of Hellminden planned an elaborate escape that lives on in today s escape and evasion services. Join award-winning author Neal Bascomb, for the launch of his new book: The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War. He ll brief you on their plan which included disguises, forged documents, fake walls, and a 150 mile dash through enemy-occupied territory towards free Holland. Bascomb will also detail how these remarkable escapees used the lessons they learned from the Escape University of Holzminden to shape MI-9, the British spy organization that launched escape and evasion services throughout Europe during WWII.



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