A Wartime Christmas
Family activities, IWM London
Based on Terry Deary’s book Spies from the best-selling Horrible Histories® series, the exhibition reveals stories of real spies and their secret schemes during the Second World War.
See if you can separate the facts from the fiction as you discover the terrible tricks and great gadgets used by Second World War spies to make secret war on the enemy.
Find out about the real wartime spies who risked their lives to send secret messages, passed on whopping lies to the enemy and fooled the enemy with their devious disguises. And then put your own undercover skills to the test...
Meet the spy rats including Camo and Devious Disguises rats as you embark on your own spy mission through the exhibition. And be quick – you never know who might be on your tail!
In the deadly world of spies, nothing is what it seems. Find out how sneaky spies camouflaged their kit to hide it from the enemy, and what everyday objects might have exploded without warning.
Exploding rats were used by British spies to sabotage machinery in German factories – have a go at catching the rats for yourself but watch out for the ones that explode without warning!
We will be unable to offer sessions for Adult, Professional or Higher Education groups at IWM London until Summer 2014.
We will be offering sessions on board HMS Belfast. To find out what is on offer visit http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/hms-belfast/groups.
From the World Wars to the Cold War, IWM gives teachers and students in UK schools everything they need to explore the course, causes and consequences of conflict from the First World War to today.
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