Robert Walsh

Robert Walsh is a freelance writer based in the UK. His interests include writing articles and short stories for publication, the study of true crime and criminals, and he has a particular interest in gangsters, organized crime and capital punishment. He can be contacted via his email address: plymouth pilgrim @
Mar 6, 2011
Mata Hari To protect its deep infiltration into French intelligence during World War I, German intelligence conned the British and French into believing that Mata Hari was its superspy.   by Robert Walsh Dawn, Vincennes Barracks, October 15 1917. Brought from her...
May 16, 2010
May 16, 2010 Dartmoor Prison    Opened in 1809 to hold French soldiers captured during the Napoleonic Wars, Dartmoor Prison became Great Britain’s version of Devil’s Island for the most hardened of British convicts. by Robert Walsh “There are two ways to enter...
Oct 15, 2009
June 01, 2008     Albert Anastasia (l) and Abe "Kid Twist" Reles (r) On the eve of giving star witness testimony against mobster kingpin Albert Anastasia in 1941, Abe "Kid Twist" Reles plunges to his death from his "police protected" suite on the sixth floor of...
Oct 9, 2009
October 26, 2008Entrance to HM Prison Manchester (Strangeways) where, in a special execution room, Albert Pierrepoint carried out the famous "quickest hanging" in 7 seconds. (photo credit: Stemonitis)Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the Pierrepoints, first Henry,...