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A tale of espionage and… knitting

February 8 2019

Knitting during both the First and Second World Wars was vital for the wellbeing of troops. Whether it was socks, hats, mittens or scarves, handmade gifts meant a lot more than warmth, they truly improved the happiness of soldiers. But did these home comforts just improve morale or was there more to it? Some items are known to have included unique codes that – if put in the right hands – would end the war for good. What was really happening behind those needles?