131: POW Poker Decks

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131: POW Poker Decks
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During WWII, special super secret decks of playing cards were used to help American prisoners of war escape from Nazi camps.

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Check out the articles for some great pictures! 

No one knows for sure how many decks were produced, but the only two known surviving decks are in the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.. Plan your road trip and send us pictures!

Reddit POW Poker Decks

POW Playing Cards Business Insider

wearethemighty.com POW Card Decks

 

Image Courtesy of the Bicycle Playing Card Company

Amazon has sold imitation decks:

 


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