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Spy Fever: The Post Office Affair


Margaret Tait Flaws, Spy Fever: The Post Office Affair, Shetland Times Ltd (14 Mar. 2009)

At the beginning of the First World War, stories of spies abounded throughout the British Isles. It was in this atmosphere that the entire staff of the Lerwick Post Office was marched off to prison and incarcerated for almost a week with no explanation from the authorities. One of those imprisoned was Margaret Flaws’ grandfather and for the last few years the author has been researching the events which led up to the incident. Combining this research with details of how the event affected individual families makes fascinating reading and leads to some interesting conclusions. [Publisher’s description]