Camp X: Secret Agent School

Production Designer, Locations, Casting

Original Air Date: 14-July-2014, Genre: Documentary
Production Company: Yap Films Inc., Producer: Elliott Halpern, Director: Robin Bicknell
Broadcaster: History TV

Website: Camp X: Secret Agent School

During the Second World War, with Hitler’s forces dominating Western Europe, the Allies knew that conventional warfare alone would not be enough for victory over the brutal Nazi regime.  What they needed were secret agents, who could be dropped into enemy territory to gather intelligence, organize the resistance, and cause chaos through any means possible, however espionage was largely an “untried” skill.

So a joint plan was forged between Britain and America to train an army of spies in the dark arts of sabotage, subversion, and guerilla warfare. To help keep the new Anglo-American alliance a secret, the decision was made to set up the elite school in Canada, close to Toronto. Overseen by British experts and instructors, it was known officially as Special Training School 103. But to those who trained there it went by another name – CAMP X.

Responsibilities included

  • Period Accurate Costumes
  • Props Master
  • Set Dec
  • Period Weaponry

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