Freddy Frieda Goes to War




Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, the great Northern Doctor, arrived in Hopedale, Labrador in August 1915. It was his last trip before going to war as a medical doctor for the British army in a field hospital in France.

Grenfell has two jobs to do on this trip to Labrador. one was to treat the sick. The other was to deliver a message from the Government of Newfoundland to the Moravians along the coast.

Grenfell knew the message from the Government would break their hearts. So, for this reason, he refused to deliver it to them.

However, while at Hopedale he met Frederick (Freddy) Frieda, a young Inuit hunter who could speak the German language fluently. Grenfell recruited Freddy for the Newfoundland Regiment and had him sent to England to train as a spy.

This is the story of what happened to Freddy in the First World War. It’s a story that has never been told before. “Freddy Frieda goes to war” is a story you’ll always remember. Read it.

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