06 October 2014

Radio Review - BBC - World War I at Home - Carl Hans Lody

BBC Radio Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland: Carl Lody, Spy on the Forth
BBC Radio Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland: Carl Lody, Spy on the Forth
Original Air Date - 17 February 2014
Station - BBC Radio
Show - World War I at Home
Duration - 6:38 minutes

Producer -unknown
Clip available here


Review
Carl Hans Lody circa 1914.  (From The British Library)
Carl Hans Lody circa 1914.
(From The British Library)
This programme tells the story of Carl Hans Lody, a German spy who was executed at the Tower of London on November 6, 1914. The story is told by Canadian Peter Jackson, a professor of history at the University of Glasgow. The story itself is quite gripping and notes that Lody spoke English fluently but with an American accent.

The programme has recreated sound clips of Lody reading out the reports that he sent back to Germany. Unfortunately, having just noted that the Lody spoke English with an American accent, the programme gives Lody a strong German accent.

The programme concludes with the recreated voice of Lody reading an excerpt from his final letter to his family.

Review Score
4 out of 5 - good information but the Lody accent is a bit distracting

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