Carl Lody, a German spy shot at the Tower of London during WWI
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World War One: Eleven shot at dawn in Tower of London

In November 1914 Carl Lody became the first person for more than 150 years to be executed in the Tower of London.

He was one of 11 German World War One spies who faced a firing squad at the famous London landmark.

Historian Leonard Sellers spoke to Stephen Twigge from the National Archives and Sally Dixon-Smith from Historic Royal Palaces. Find out more about WWI at Home on BBC London 94.9.

  • 27 Feb 2014
  • From the section London
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