The Life Saving Deck Of Cards

The life saving deck of cards. I mean literally!

“During World War II, the United States Playing Card Company joined forces with American and British intelligence agencies to create a very special deck of cards. This deck was specifically created to help Allied prisoners of war escape from German POW camps.”

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“This deck of cards became known as the “map deck.” It was made by hiding maps of top-secret escape routes between the two paper layers that make up all modern playing cards.”

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more info at: bicyclecards.com and telegraph.co.uk

I would love to see this at the museum! Must be amazing up close! Have a great Friday! XO

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