The History Girls: August 1914: The Enemy Within? by Leslie Wilson

‘Two Germans entered the tube at Belsize Park. While the train was in motion they conversed in German, but during the short periods of silence at the stations they relapsed into bad, guttural French. Two young men, hearing a reference to carrier pigeons, broke their journey at…

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4 thoughts on “The History Girls: August 1914: The Enemy Within? by Leslie Wilson

  1. Interesting! I know the German Lutheran churches in America had a hard time during WW1 as well- especially since many of them ran their own schools, (which apparently looked suspicious. 🙂 ) Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hard to look back more than 100 years, to judge the fears and reactions of people at the time. On the outbreak of war, news fed to the population was more or less 100% propaganda. The people were not widely-travelled, and most had little experience of meeting foreigners, outside of a few major cities.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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