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Seances, skis and secrets: an extraordinary WWI escape

Margalit Fox shares the story of two British prisoners of war who used a ouija board to launch an escape bid during the First World War

Margalit Fox shares the story of two British prisoners of war who used a ouija board to launch an escape bid during the First World War

Interned in a remote, forbidding prisoner of war camp at the height of the First World War, two British officers turned to an unlikely tool in their bid to escape – a ouija board. Margalit Fox, author of The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History, tells their story.

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Margalit Fox is the author of The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History (Profile, 2021)