an escape course

Duffy’s team had also taken an escape course from Jasper Maskelyne, a famous British magician. One SOE officer who was sent into Albania in December 1943 recalled the secret rescueMaskelyne hiding “all sorts of items on his person” and asking his students to find them. When they finished, he would then “produce about twenty things [they’d] failed to find.” The men also had “magnetic fly-buttons, mini-compasses concealed in buttons, pencil clips that pointed north when balanced on the tip of the pencil, files, silk maps, and money” sewn into their clothes along with gold sovereigns.
The Secret Rescue by Cate Lineberry

 

 

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