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Aug 24, 2022

Tailor's wrongful internment

When the First World War began in August 1914, Llandudno tailor Hynek Zaloudek was interned as an enemy alien despite being a native of Bohemia - which was on Britain's side. At the camp in Queensferry, Flintshire, he was surrounded by men of German and ...

Austro-Hungarian descent and organised gymnastics for the internees. After his release, he emphasised his Czech roots in adverts for his ladies' fashion shop. For more about Hynek, who had a complicated love life, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the window of Harvey's New York Bar & Grill in Mostyn Street. Or click here