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The Infamous Dutch Lady And Other Famous Espionage Agents of the Great War


Arguably the two most famous, or infamous, individuals engaged in espionage during the Great War were a tall exotic dancer of Dutch/Indonesian extraction and the sender of a telegram who was a German official of the highest rank. There were others who, perhaps, we would call today 'celebrity spies'. Very little is known about the details of their e…

The Landings at Sedd-el-Bahr, Gallipoli


One of the most difficult military operations that can be undertaken is that of an opposed amphibious  landing on an enemy shore.  When asked to give an example of this kind of operation, many people will automatically think of the famous and successful 'D-Day' landings in Normandy in 1944. However, April 2021 marks the 106th anniversary of an earl…

ONLINE: Lt. Col. Charles Hotham Montagu Doughty-Wylie with Anne Pedley


Dick Doughty-Wylie was the archetypal Victorian – he joined the Army in 1889 and almost immediately saw action at Chitral and later at Crete, Sudan, the Boer War, Somaliland and took part in quelling the Boxer rebellion in China.  In later years, he took on a diplomatic role in life, with his wife, Lily, and it was while he was British consul in Tu…