History
3:51 am
Sat May 4, 2013

WWII Prisoner Of War Created A Code, Uncracked Until Now

Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 6:22 am

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.