1935 – 28
July – Gareth Kidnapped in
Northern China by Bandits
Invited on trip by German Journalist, Dr Herbert Mueller.
Gareth assured by Mueller; “Absolutely Safe, No Bandits”.
After ‘unexpected’ kidnapping, Mueller unusually released
after two days as captive, and
gave the only account of the episode, claiming the
Japanese instigated the kidnap by putting them on the
$8000 Ransom later rejected by bandits