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Miss Begg

Declaration of First World War

Born: 1890

Duration: 2298 seconds

Type: Audio

Filesize: 35Mb

Recorded: 22 November 2016


About this recording

Ray Richard reads Miss (Topsy) Begg's fascinating story of crossing Europe in August 1914. Miss Begg attended a Summer School at Marburg University in Germany. While she was there WW1 was declared. She describes her journey across Europe, without a passport and her safe return to the shores of Britain. Miss Begg taught French and German at Wick High School for many years. Ray Richard was taught by Miss Begg and remembers her with great fondness.


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