6th November 1914 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Furth, in Germany – Alfred Zwiebel, landscape, floral, and still-life painter.




The famous Tower of London witnesses its first execution for 167 years when the German spy, Carl Hans Lody, is shot at dawn by firing squad. He will be buried in an unmarked grave which will be destroyed by German bombing during the second world war.


In the Middle East, Britain’s 6th Indian division begins a major offensive in Turkish Mesopotamia (southern Iraq) designed to protect Britain’s oil interests in Persia (Iran) and to draw Turkish forces away from other theatres of war closer to Europe.


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