A look at the life of the man who triggered the Etaples Mutiny and his links to Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper
New Zealand’s Otago Daily Times was the first newspaper in the world to publish a full eyewitness account of the Etaples Mutiny
A look at Toplis detective and intelligence officer, Edwin T. Woodhall and claims that he encountered Toplis at Etaples.
Why did Bleasdale’s drama cause such a media storm? Why was the BBC Director Alasdair Milne removed? And what were Willie Whitelaw’s links to Toplis’ killer?
On September 9th 1917 former Colne Valley Socialist MP and would-be revolutionary Victor Grayson (Charles Strange in the TV Series) arrived in Etaples Base Camp. A few hours later a mutiny was in full swing.
The extraordinary story of Etaples Mutineer, James Cullen, who went on to led the Hunger Marches of the 1920s.
One of the first full eyewitness accounts of the Mutiny at Etaples published anywhere in the British Press.
Press in New Zealand had reported on the disturbances at Etaples as early as 1919, when on his retirement from active duty, Lieutenant Colonel George Mitchell boasted of the role he had played in quelling the riots and negotiating better conditions for troops. It was something of an overstatement to say the least, as it…