George Frank NewboldBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39260.588345.BE (Published 05 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:51
- Stanley R Sims
George Newbold took up medicine after experience in the manufacture of flying boats, and in a solicitor's office, in his native Isle of Wight.
Fluent in French and German, he cycled extensively in Europe, but his tours came to an abrupt end in August 1939, when he realised that war was imminent and that some of his photographs, if discovered, would qualify him for the death penalty, reputedly by axe! His last stopover was at a youth hostel full of German soldiers, and he left to the sound of their friendly farewells, the incriminating films concealed in the tubular frame of …