Britain launched a botched bid to kill Germany’s leader Kaiser Wilhelm II in the final year of the First World War a century ago, a new book by TRNC resident and Cyprus Today columnist John Hughes-Wilson has revealed.
Previously unpublished evidence contained in the book showed that Britain launched a secret bombing raid on June 2, 1918.
It was exposed after author, leading military historian and retired colonel Hughes-Wilson said he was handed a “historical treasure trove” by a visitor he took on a battlefield tour, containing details of his great uncle’s air force service — including the “breathtaking claim” of the secret British mission, complete with maps, aerial photographs and even a detailed flight plan.
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