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The confidence men : how two prisoners of war engineered the most remarkable escape in history

Fox, Margalit2021
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Imprisoned in a remote Turkish POW camp during the First World War, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, cunningly join forces. To stave off boredom, Jones makes a handmade Ouija board and holds fake séances for fellow prisoners. One day, an Ottoman official approaches him with a query: could Jones contact the spirits to find a vast treasure rumoured to be buried nearby? Jones, a lawyer, and Hill, a magician, use the Ouija board - and their keen understanding of the psychology of deception - to build a trap for their captors that will lead them to freedom.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Profile Books, 2021.
Collation:
xvi, 329 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 22 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781788162715 (hbk)
Language:
English
BRN:
2893499
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