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Giselle Jakobs' grandfather was the last person executed at the Tower of London. A family man who ran afoul of the Nazis, Josef Jakobs was ill-prepared for an espionage mission to England. Captured by the Home Guard after breaking his ankle, Josef was interrogated at Camp 020. Rejected as a double-agent, he was then prosecuted under the Treachery Act and executed by firing ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: August 1st 2019 by The History Press
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Full disclosure: I have to confess that I was in some way instrumental in helping the author in getting her book published as I believed that it was an interesting story which should become public knowledge.
Joseph Jakobs was yet another pawn in the Germans' game of sending spies to Britain during WW2 and, as the title suggests, he came to a sticky end. His granddaughter, Giselle Jakobs, begins by documenting his early life and how he became involved with the Abwehr and German espionage. Like mo
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Giselle Jakobs is the granddaughter of Josef Jakobs, the last person executed in the Tower of London. Acquiring a doctorate in ancient history (palaeontology) gave Giselle strong research skills which were indispensable in unearthing and tying together the threads of this complex story. A subsequent Master’s degree in theology and experience as a pastoral associate tempered the scientist with some ...more