Candid Charteris

Warmed by the hospitality of the National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, Manhattan, Brigadier General John A. Charteris, Chief of Britain's Army Intelligence Service during the War, unsealed his lips at a dinner last week and became confidential if not indiscreet.

Said he, according to reports by his fellow diners: "A bit of propaganda may often grow far beyond its original purpose and get completely out of control. For example, take the story to the effect that during the War Germany boiled down the bodies of her dead soldiers...

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