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Our February 2017 Newsletter

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  Welcome to the February edition of the Newsletter.  The topical photograph this month is of my great-grandfather John Welch (1876 – 1926), East Surrey Regt.  Unfortunately his records are lost but from family stories he went to France in January or February 1917 after suffering from Pleurisy whilst at Dover Castle.  In the summer of 1918 he wa…


6 November 1914 Carl Hans Lody was shot as a spy on this day

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6 November 1914, broke cold, foggy and bleak, and at a very early hour Lody was brought from his cell, and the grim procession formed up on the veranda of the Tower Main Guard. It was led by the Chaplain, solemnly reading the Burial Service, followed by the prisoner, with an armed escort marching on either side of him, and the firing-party of eight…


Secrets in a Dead Fish

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By Melanie King Bodleian Library, 2014. ; £8.99, 102 pp, inc Glossary and Notes ISBN 978-1-85124-260-3 Book review by Barbara Taylor This small volume is sub-titled The Spying Game in the First World War. ‘Game’ might be a word that springs to mind when reading this book. To modern eyes, with Facebook, GPS devices and sophisticated digital means…