Subversive Needling 

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

I missed the fantastic story of Alexis Casdagli from The Guardian last month, but it’s too good not to share.

Casdagli passed the long hours in captivity by painstakingly creating a sampler in cross-stitch. Around decorative swastikas and a banal inscription saying he completed his work in December 1941, the British officer stitched a border of irregular dots and dashes. Over the next four years his work was displayed at the four camps in Germany where he was imprisoned, and his Nazi captors never once deciphered the messages threaded in Morse code…

Read on to learn just what the Nazis reaped.


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