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About Helen Fry

Historian Dr Helen Fry, who graduated with a B.A (Hons) and Ph.D. from The University of Exeter, has written and edited over 25 books, primarily on the Second World War. Her specialism covers British intelligence, espionage and prisoners of war, social history of WWII and also the 10,000 Germans who fought for Britain. Her acclaimed book The Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of WWII  became a bestseller and was placed in the Daily Mail’s Top 8 ‘Books of the Year on War’. Her latest book is MI9: Escape and Evasion: The Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in WWII. Other books include From Dachau to D-Day, Churchill’s German Army, Inside Nuremberg Prison, and The London Cage about Britain’s secret wartime interrogation centre which draws widely on declassified files at The National Archives. Helen has acted as consultant and been interviewed for numerous TV documentaries, including David Jason’s Secret Service and Home Front Heroes, and she appears in regular live BBC interviews. She is an Ambassador for the Museum of Military Intelligence, an Honorary member of The Association of Jewish Refugees, and an associate editor of Eye Spy Magazine.