Red Sea Spies

Raffi Berg

04/03/2020 8:30 pm
Kings Place, St Pancras Room

BBC journalist Raffi Berg tells the true story of Mossad’s fake holiday resort on the Red Sea, a diving centre on the Sudanese coast run by secret service operatives. It attracted tourists from all over the world. In reality the agents used it as a cover to smuggle thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel from behind enemy lines. Red Sea Spies is the gripping tale of a top-secret and often parlous operation.

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Raffi Berg


Raffi Berg is the Middle East editor of the BBC News website, and has extensive experience reporting on Israel and the wider region.

Helen Fry


Historian Dr Helen Fry has written over 25 books on the Second World War with particular reference to British intelligence, espionage, prisoners of war and the secret war. She has also written a number of books about the 10,000 Germans who fought for Britain in WWII. Her acclaimed book The Walls Have Ears became a bestseller and was in the Daily Mail’s Top 8 Books of the Year on War. Her latest book MI9: A History of the British Secret Service for Escape and Evasion has attracted widespread media attention. Helen has appeared in numerous TV documentaries as well as live BBC news interviews. She is an Ambassador for The Museum of Military Intelligence and President of the Friends of the National Archives. Image cr. Greg Morrison

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