Sensors camouflaged as dog droppings, cameras hidden in cigarette lighters, mini-pistols… Secret services all over the world certainly show no lack of imagination when it comes to designing aids for their spies.
If you think the ingenious devices that Q comes up with in the James Bond films bear no relation to reality, think again! An exhibition on show in the castle of Morges in canton Vaud features about 500 items used by secret agents from the 1940s onwards. Most of the items come from the collection of Jacques Baud, a former member of the Swiss intelligence service. The exhibition runs until November 30, 2013.
(Pictures: Christoph Balsiger, swissinfo.ch)