Stuck in enemy territory

Behind the scenes

One hundred years ago today, The Press carried this amazing story of Mina Arndt and her sister becoming stuck in Germany.


The story - which can be read in full on the ever wonderful PapersPast - describes their alarm at being stuck in Berlin when war was declared, being declared enemy aliens and finally taking a train, under the protection of the American Embassy, to 'friendly territory'.

She has a couple of works in our collection, including this arresting charcoal drawing.