TITLE

Though a fraud, the 'Captain of Köpenick' is better remembered in Europe than most real captains

AUTHOR(S)
Markussen, Verner
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Military History;Oct2006, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features Wilhelm Voigt, also known as the Captain of Köpenick, an impoverished shoemaker whose military flimflam act in 1906 soon turned him into a folk hero. In October 1906, Voigt, dressed in a Prussian captain's uniform arrested the mayor and treasurer of Kouml;penick, outside Berlin, Germany for irregularities.
ACCESSION #
22453317

 

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