History of wartime escape and evasion organisation MI9 to Yale

Yale have bought World English rights in Helen Fry’s MI9, the Second World War organisation responsible for the escape and evasion of captured Allied pilots and soldiers, and closely linked to MI6 and SOE. The book taps into new stories and declassified files, including fresh discoveries about MI9’s training at Intelligence School 9 (IS9), the ingenious gadgets created by MI9’s quirky boffins (MI9’s own “James Bond”), all linked to Camp X in Canada, and MIS-X (the American equivalent of MI9).

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Helen Fry

Helen Fry was raised in North Devon and went on to graduate from the University of Exeter with a degree and Ph.D. She has written numerous books on the Second World War with particular reference to the 10,000 Germans and Austrians who fought for Britain. Her highly acclaimed book The Ki...More about Helen Fry