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Curator’s Corner: WWII Escape and Evasion with Phil Froom

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We all want to escape from our pandemic shutdown, but what was it like to make a real escape as an Allied POW in WWII? Join us online for a discussion of the clever and dangerous lengths people went to escape the likes of Colditz or Stalag IX-B. 

Spy Museum Advisory Board Member, Phil Froom and Spy Museum Curator of Special Exhibits, Dr. Alexis Albion will explore the secret organizations, creative minds, and ingenious devices created to elude wartime capture. Froom served nine years in the British Army working globally in Signals Intelligence, and is one of the foremost authorities in the field of WWII escape and evasion.

His 2015 book, Evasion and Escape Devices Produced By MI9, MIS-X and SOE in World War II, is the definitive guide to all things E&E. Albion and Froom will take a look at some extraordinary devices from Froom’s collection and in the Museum’s Tools of the Trade exhibition.

Following their discussion, you’ll be able to ask questions via our online platform.


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