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World War I spy drawing Featured Print

World War I spy drawing

What appears to be an innocent landscape drawing is in fact a plan of a harbour and its forts. The sketch has been made in accordance with a secret pictorial code known to the government in whose interest they were spying. In this code a windmill for example, would represent a lighthouse; a plantation of trees, a fort; a single farmhouse or cottage, a group of buildings; a group of houses, a town; a church, Admiralty offices or a Town Hall and double lines (ostensibly roads), railway tracks. In the image below, the innocent landscape has been decoded by the enemy for whom the drawing was made Date: 1914

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Looking across Embleton Bay at sunrise towards the silhouetted ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance and the vivid colours in the sky reflecting in the sea and wet sand, Embleton, near Alnwick, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom Featured Print

Looking across Embleton Bay at sunrise towards the silhouetted ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance and the vivid colours in the sky reflecting in the sea and wet sand, Embleton, near Alnwick, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

© Lee Frost

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Map of Lord Kitcheners Blockhouse System in South Africa, 1916 (litho) Featured Print

Map of Lord Kitcheners Blockhouse System in South Africa, 1916 (litho)

KW808800 Map of Lord Kitchener's Blockhouse System in South Africa, 1916 (litho); Private Collection; (add.info.: The ramifications of the blockhouse system, which played so large a part in the concluding operations in South Africa, after the second Boer War, are shown here by black circles and lines, which represent respectively the blockhouses and the barbed wire entanglements connecting them. Actually, the blockhouses were about 600 yards apart; that is, about three to every mile. It will be seen that all the railways were protected by a line of little forts along one side of the rails, and that Pretoria and Johannesburg were surrounded by a network of blockhouse cordons. The other lines sometimes followed roadways, as from Bloemfontein to Ladybrand, or they cut across the open in order to close districts used by the Boer bands, such as the Lindley-Bethlehem country. From Pretoria the blockhouses extended eastwards to Komati Poort, which is beyond the range of the map. From Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, His Life and Work for the Empire, published 1916.); Ken Welsh; out of copyright

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