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The London Cage Book Launch

September 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Dr Helen Fry for the launch of her latest publication, The London Cage. In 1940, behind locked doors on one of London’s most exclusive streets, the British Secret Service discreetly established a clandestine prison. It was called the London Cage. Here, German prisoners of war, including top-ranking Nazis, were subjected to ‘special intelligence treatment’ designed to break their will and make them spill their secrets. The stakes could hardly be higher: the very outcome of the Second World War might hinge on obtaining information that the detainees were determined to withhold.

At the end of the war, the interrogators turned to the grim task of uncovering the truth about German war crimes. The cage was transformed into a crucial centre for gathering evidence against those who had perpetrated atrocities. Until now, what happened there has remained a closely guarded secret. Helen’s book reveals the full details of operations there as well as the subsequent efforts to hide them.

Copies of The London Cage, published by Yale University Press, will be available to purchase.

Please book early to avoid disappointment. To book please call 020 8363 8196


September 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm