This pattern celebrates the rebellious life of Eddie Chapman, a.k.a. Agent Zigzag (1914-1997), who went from unruly criminal to unsung war-hero.
From his Jersey prison cell, Chapman duped the Nazi occupiers into parachuting him back onto English soil by offering himself as a German spy. Yet on landing, he sauntered into MI6 and became Britain’s most remarkable double-agent.
Through feeding misinformation back to the Germans, Chapman successfully diverted bombs away from London, saving many lives.
This was achieved whilst playing out the most unconventional and chaotic personal life which entailed balancing two fiancées on either side of the war and rearing his beloved pet pig Bobby.
- Single pair
- All Colours