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Flashback: Anti-German demos break out in London

by | 7th, June 2012

FLASHBACK: May 13, 1915 – Anti-German demonstrations in Chrisp Street, Poplar, London in response to the sinking, on the 7th May of the liner ‘RMS Lusitania’ by a German submarine. Throughout the war, riots directed against those of German nationality or ancestry frequently broke out in crowded urban areas. Anti-German sentiment ran so high that in 1917, Prince Louis of Battenberg, a minor German Prince and a former British Sea Lord after 40 years service in the Royal Navy, was forced to change the family name to Mountbatten…

The owner of the store in the photo was Adolph Shoenfeld. He changed his name to Adolph Sheffield. Yep, he kept the name Adolph…

PA 1161945 Flashback: Anti German demos break out in London

london gazette Flashback: Anti German demos break out in London



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