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Himmler's Fake Identity Pass
At the end of the Second World War, Heydrich Himmler attempted to escape Nazi Germany using a fake identity pass. Himmler was a leading member of Hitler's Nazi party and had disguised himself by shaving his moustache and wearing an eyepatch. He was stopped at a checkpoint and upon scrutiny of his documents by British officers, was arrested along with two others.
B2 Suitcase Radio
Used by Special Operations Executive (SOE) radio operators during the Second World War, this B2 radio is disguised inside a normal civilian suitcase. This particular set was used by a member of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), an all female corps which was greatly involved with SOE.
This is a model of Julius Neubronner's quirky invention: the pigeon camera. Neubronner was a German apothecary, who regularly used pigeon post to deliver pharmacy prescriptions to customers and urgent mediation to the sanatorium in Falkenstein near Frankfurt. He was also a passionate amateur photographer.
In the early 20th Century he experimented with aerial photography devices that could be strapped onto birds. He was granted a patent for his invention in 1908.
The ENIGMA machine is an electro-mechanical encryption device developed to protect communications. It was used extensively by the Nazis during the Second World War, in all branches of the German military.
The Code Breakers at Bletchley Park waged a secret war to break the German ENIGMA codes, with great success.
Our ENIGMA machine is a 3-Rotor model used by the Kriegsmarine, the German Navy.
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