"Thomas Tileston Wells, my great grandfather, was falsely accused by Austrian authorities in Riva of being a Russian spy and threatened with immediate execution. There is no evidence that the threatened execution of the “other two” spies referenced in Wells’s manuscript (See...www.anadventurein1914.com) ever took place. It was most likely a bluff used in an attempt to make Wells talk. Many World War I spies were, however, executed.
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This blog was adapted from An Adventure in 1914. Published by History Invasions Press in 2016.
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