Roy Stockdill, a genealogist in London, contacted us today to tell us about a very interesting prediction that he saw in The Archive.
Exactly 100 ago today, on 28 August 1913, the ‘Evening Telegraph’ in Dundee carried a story on its front page, reporting that the President of the International Co-operative Congress – held in Glasgow – had confidently declared that the UK would never fight with Germany.
Exactly 11 months later on 28 July 1914, World War One broke out. “Great piece of prediction, wasn’t it?”, observes Roy.
Thank you, Roy, for sending in this ill-fated prediction.
Evening Telegraph – Thursday 28 August 1913
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