MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

Sat 26 Sep

Saturday, 26 September 2020

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Talk | In Venue & Online

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

Acclaimed historian of espionage Dr Helen Fry explores how MI9 engineered the escape of Allied forces during the Second World War.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE


When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organisation set up clandestine routes that zig-zagged across Nazi-occupied Europe enabling soldiers and airmen to make their way home. Secret agents and resistance fighters risked their lives and those of their families to hide the fugitives.

In her new book, Dr Helen Fry offers a significant reassessment of MI9’s wartime role in the first critical history of the department in 40 years.

Helen Fry is a specialist in the history of British Intelligence. She is the author of The Walls Have Ears, The London Cage, and over 20 books focusing on intelligence and POWs in the Second World War.

A copy of Helen Fry’s book MI9 can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase at the National Army Museum on the day of the event or via a link on the virtual event page.

Date & time

Saturday, 26 September 2020
12.00pm - 1.00pm


Foyle Centre
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4HT


Online: FREE

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