Mystery men sent to Tower
I WAS telling my grandson about an incident which happened to me when I was nine-years-old in 1940.
After thinking about it overnight, I thought it would be a good idea to find out if any of your readers can shed light on an unusual incident.
In 1939, I was evacuated from London to Staple Cross, Hockworthy, where I stayed until 1943. One day, I was sitting on the pavement playing when two young men in civvies walked down from the moor. They offered me a copy of the Watchtower and then asked for directions to Wellington because during the war all signposts had been removed. I told them and off they went towards Wellington and I thought no more about it.
Twenty years later I was back in Devon on holiday and visiting friends. They asked: "Do you remember those two men you gave directions to? Well, they were later captured and executed in the Tower of London."
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Over the years I've often thought about what happened to those two. They might still be alive if I had sent them another way.
If any readers have any more information on this matter, I would appreciate if they could make contact with the paper.
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