SMHS Meeting - MI9 Escape & Evasion

20 Jul 2011

Our speaker, John Burton, started by covered the background of both Hague Conventions of 1899 & 1907 and the Geneva Convention of 1929 which set the conditions for prisoners of war.

MI9 was set up in 1939 assuming the development role of training soldiers in the art of escape and evasion along with providing escape aids. Various lines of escape were established across Europe including the O'Leary Line, Comet Line and the Shelburne route, all helping hundreds of POW to safety.

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7.30pm for 8.00pm start
Function Room of the
Royal Oak Public House,
Station Street, Lewes,
East Sussex.

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