Trial of Carl Hans Lody

Material from the trial of Carl Hans Lody (Charles Inglis), October 1914.

The German naval reserve officer Carl Hans Lody was the first spy to be executed in Britain during the First World War. Found guilty of all counts against him, he was shot at the Tower of London on 6 November 1914. Many of his espionage attempts had, in fact, been amateurish and inaccurate. The letter shown here, for example, provided incorrect information about the alleged landing of large numbers of Russian troops in Aberdeen on 2 September.
Catalogue reference: WO 71/1236 (1914)

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