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A rare book documenting James Bond-style gadgets that were invented by a real life 'Q' to help British prisoners of war escape has come to light.<br />
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The top secret catalogue consists of 76 pages of photographs and descriptions of the ingenious covert equipment sent to PoWs under the noses of their Germans captors.<br />
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The items included tiny compasses concealed in cufflinks, fountain pens, pipes and even gold teeth.<br />
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Silk escape maps of Nazi-occupied Europe were folded and hidden in cigar holders and vinyl records while small cameras were concealed in cigarette lighters.<br />
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Some 100 of the book were printed and one is now coming up for sale.