27 March 2015

Today in 1941: March 27 - German spy Josef Jakobs transferred from Dulwich Community Hospital to Ham Common Internment Camp

Today in 1941: German spy Josef Jakobs transferred from Dulwich Community Hospital to Ham Common Internment Camp
Today in 1941, German spy Josef Jakobs was transferred from Dulwich Community Hospital in East Dulwich to Ham Common Internment Camp (a.k.a. Camp 020).

Since his arrival at Dulwich Hospital on 3 February, 1941, Josef's shattered ankle had been put into Plaster of Paris several times. He had developed septicemia at the site of the break which then morphed into broncho-pneumonia. His transfer to Ham Common was postponed numerous times due to his poor physical condition.

Finally, in late March, 1941, the doctors at Dulwich decided that Josef could be transferred to Ham Common, and his care assumed by the medical attendants there. Josef was transferred to Ham on March 26 or 27 but his transfer would be short-lived. A day or so after his transfer, Josef began to develop a fever.

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