Friday, 12 July 2013

Letter about C B Wedd being a German spy

Letter about C B Wedd being a German spy
BGS image ID: P842013
This letter is from W H Spaull who was a magistrate at Oswestry. He is enquiring about geologist Charles Bertie Wedd (1868-1945) who was allegedly up a tree sketching near an army camp and mistaken for a German spy and almost lynched! This letter as well as showing some of the dangers a field geologist may face also demonstrates the fear of German spies less than two months after the outbreak of World War 1.

Posters about the Geological Survey and World War I

Andrew L Morrison   

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