May 12, 2005
Special Operations Executive
It is a strange experience to look across a hall and think, "funny, that looks like a Polaris missile" and realize it is in fact a Polaris missile, if only a training version. The best part of my visit to the Imperial War Museum was an exhibit on the history of the secret services and the Special Operations Executive. Lots of real life Bond goodness including false papers and communications gear used by the brave folks of F Section behind the lines in Nazi-occupied France. Haunting stuff. Though I could have done without the French teenagers laughing and cavorting through the Holocaust exhibit. I am afraid my limited French was more than up to the task of telling them quite sternly to shut-up.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 12, 2005 01:54 PM
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I suggest that you visit the International Spy Museum the next time you are in Washington, DC.