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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th October 2003 Singer Amy Winehouses's debut album Frank released.

20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.go to related location

20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.

20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.go to related location

20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The London Cage, WW2 torture



The London Cage,  WW2 torture

The London Cage was based here for British torture/interrogation

Location: 7 Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 4QS

Description: Although this street is known as one of the most exclusive and expensive addresses in the World, they are mostly London embassies for the World's nations.

Numbers 6,7 and 8 have a decidely interesting wartime past when they were home to one of the country's most secret military operations - the London Cage.

It was run by MI19 between 1940 and 1948 where the War Office would glean as much information as possible from prisoners of war. Very few inside and outside the organisation knew this was occuring here during the war.

It was used partly as a torture chamber, with 3573 German officers and soldiers - many being subjected to systematic abuse.

The Cage was run by Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Scotland, who had served in Namibia and was awarded the OBE for his interrogation techniques. It was his memoirs that lifted the lid on what happened here. But not before the book had heavily been censored.

The torture allegations continued to surface long after the end of the war, with stavation, verbal & physical abuse, electrical devices, and other unsubstantiated techniques.


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The London Cage, WW2 torture

The London Cage was based here for British torture/interrogation


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Same building Prinz Abertstasse 8 -Berlin-isnt it?, when I was a boy, I couldt never believe English people could do that!, the country of the bright minded?, a Gestapo building in London? Churchill interrogating all night? during the WWII? (julius caesar)
Posted by julius caesar on 2011-03-02
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