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Premature Wedgwood Obituary Published in London

July 1, 1941
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Col. Josiah Wedgwood could have read his own obituary notice if he were in London today. Apparently through a make-up man’s error, a summary of his life appeared in the London Evening Standard with the heading: “Our son’s typeset obit, complete except for the line announcing his death.”

The story began: “His life ended in a blaze of fury against Nazism. He was a friend of Hitler’s first enemy–the Jews.”

(Col. Wedgwood is recovering from a heart attack he suffered in Newark on June 25. The Member of Parliament, who is now touring the United States, is 69 years old.)

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