Monday 18 May 2020

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What would it be like to be a top secret spy?

What would it be like to be a top secret spy?

Join IWM expert Ngaire this week as she shares stories of real life spies and the invaluable role they played during the Second World War. Ngaire will show us the ingenious gadgets and disguises they used to help them complete missions in enemy territory, without getting caught!

Family Mission

Family Mission

Grown ups! Every week we share a fun challenge on Twitter and Facebook!

This week your challenge is Mystery Messages. Create your top secret identity card using invisible ink and find out your secret code name

Find out the top secret instructions

Explore Further

A woman sits and uses a Typex Mark II cryptograph machine
Third Officer Eillen Wood of Bolton, Lancs operating a Typex Mark II cryptograph machine which codes and decodes messages in such a way that it is said to be impossible for the enemy to break them down. © IWM A 23510

Explore Further

Successfully cracking top secret codes used by Nazi Germany helped the Allies win the Second World War. Find out more about what happened and hear from a veteran who worked for the RAF's code-breaking division.

Watch now >

Video hosted on the BBC Teach website.