Gadgets used by British spies in WWII: Collection of tools given to SOE agents by MI9 now for sale

A collection of James Bond-style gadgets which were used by British spies in World War Two are going under the hammer.

The fascinating array of deadly weapons and navigational tools were disguised as everyday items from the 1940s.

The items, which were collected by a spy fan over the last 40 years, are expected to fetch hundreds of pounds at Hansons Auctioneers. 

A collection of James Bond-style gadgets which were used by British spies in World War Two are going under the hammer (pictured, an incendiary device disguised as a matchbox)

The fascinating array of deadly weapons and navigational tools were disguised as everyday items from the 1940s (pictured, a disguised camera in a matchbox)

The fascinating array of deadly weapons and navigational tools were disguised as everyday items from the 1940s (pictured, a disguised camera in a matchbox)

The spy collection, including this Swiss Army knife containing a blade, three saws, a lockpick and a wire cutter (pictured), will go under the hammer on November 20

 The spy collection, including this Swiss Army knife containing a blade, three saws, a lockpick and a wire cutter (pictured), will go under the hammer on November 20

Other useful gadgets include compasses concealed inside buttons (pictured)

Other useful gadgets include compasses concealed inside

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