Ep 303: Enigma and Escapees

Ep 303: Enigma and Escapees

Britain’s war time intelligence operations are the subject of discussion as Al Murray and James Holland exchange notes on their latest reading matter, Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ.

The boys also explore the escape attempts of British and Allied POWs in Italy.

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