Monopoly Games and Ping-Pong Paddles Helped POWs Escape the Nazis
During World War II, hundreds of prisoners of war in German camps relied on phony Monopoly games to smuggle real money, pieces of equipment that would help them escape actual prisons, and even maps that were the ultimate “get out of jail” cards once they got beyond the barbed wire.... Read more

Paul Richard Huard

Contributing Writer

Military historian, free-lance journalist, and contributor to War Is Boring. Areas of expertise: American military history, the Cold War, Russia and the Soviet Union, military small arms.

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