Sixty years ago, John Pryor, a British prisoner of war in a German camp wrote about 80 letters home. Under his prosaic descriptions of camp life were coded messages asking for supplies and detailing German military secrets. Host Scott Simon talks with Stephen Pryor, his son, who worked with researchers at the University of Plymouth to finally crack his late father's code.
WWII Prisoner Of War Created A Code, Uncracked Until Now
By editor • May 4, 2013
Originally published on May 4, 2013 8:22 am