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wolf124 December 23rd, 2016 2:08pm

The US playing card company ‘__________’ had manufactured a playing card in WW2 s that when the card was soaked, it would reveal an escape route for POWs. These cards were Christmas presents for all POWs in Germany. The Nazis were none the wiser!

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ronderman North Carolina
12/23/16 12:43 pm

Awesome. Is it known if any of them were ever used for that purpose?

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wolf124 California
12/25/16 7:48 am

During World War II cards were produced that, when submerged in water, could be peeled apart and both halves had a map on the inside. When all the cards were put together it made a large map. These were supplied to POWs so if they escaped they would have a map. One deck is located in the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC and there may be one other in a private collection. Modern reproductions have been sold in limited editions.

wolf124 California
12/25/16 7:53 am

From the article relating to your question...

The secrecy surrounding them was so high, that no one really knows how many were produced or how many have survived.

ronderman North Carolina
12/25/16 9:29 am

Really cool. Thanks.

wolf124 California
12/23/16 7:08 am

ANSWER: BICYCLE

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