51445
Paris Exhibition on Methods, Intrigues of Secret Wars
Paris Exhibition on Methods, Intrigues of Secret Wars

Paris Exhibition on Methods, Intrigues of Secret Wars

Paris Exhibition on Methods, Intrigues of Secret Wars

The “Secret Wars” exhibition of guides to sabotage, hollow high-heeled shoes, fake moustaches and code-deciphering machines opened on Wednesday in Paris, offering a glimpse into the often fantasized world of secret agents and intelligence services.
Within an international context carrying whiffs of the Cold War, the exhibition, at the Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum), traces the recruitment methods, training and tools put at the disposal of the great figures of espionage, such as Lawrence of Arabia and Russian KGB official Vladimir Vetrov - from France’s Second Empire to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
“The exhibition ‘Secret Wars’ presents the means of action at the disposal of political and military men in times of war and in times of peace,” said the exhibition’s curator, Christophe Bertrand. “In times of peace, to defend interests where diplomacy is inefficient and where heavily armed military intervention is unthinkable. And in times of war, it’s also about wars (that) ... destabilize and disorganize the enemy before a major commitment of force.”
With nearly 400 objects and archives on display, the exhibition boasts some of the greatest tools used for espionage, such as the Enigma machine employed by the Germans in World War Two, as well as devices that enabled the interception and detection of enemy communications.
More modest tools include disguises, make-up kits packed with fake hair and moustaches, and books teaching the art of disguise, Reuters reported.
“It (the exhibition) comes at just the right moment, because it is a time where France is thinking about and is engaging in legislative action on intelligence.” Bertrand said. “And also at a time where France has suffered tragic attacks on its territory in the last few years,” he added.
Six months after the January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine, the French parliament passed a law giving the state intelligence services more latitude to eavesdrop on the public. The law waives the need for judicial warrants to use phone taps, cameras, hidden microphones and other spying devices.

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/w7rzEK
  1. https://goo.gl/aX8AKw
  • https://goo.gl/jCXAns
  • https://goo.gl/LAq0AD
  • https://goo.gl/0YrZba
  • https://goo.gl/VGJ2gh

You can also read ...

Roof of Tehran
Bam-e Tehran (Roof of Tehran) is the northernmost tip of the...
Exhibition of War Photos
Photojournalist and cinematographer Saeed Sadeghi is to...
Pierce Brosnan Sells $1.4m Painting to Help Charity
Irish American actor Pierce Brosnan stood beside his $1.4...
Works by  Petgar Family at Salam Gallery
Paintings, drawings and documents left behind by the Petgar...
A Look at  Qajar Era  Clothing
On the occasion of International Museum Day (May 18) and the...
Documentary on Hafez, Goethe in Autumn
Filming of a documentary on the lives of Persian poet Hafez...
Yasmin Reza’s “Carnage” on Stage in June
The comedy play “Lord of Carnage” written by celebrated French...
Adorian Temple
Adorian Fire Temple is in downtown Tehran. The Qajar-era...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus