British Commonwealth of Nations: The Thomson Case

At Marlborough Police Court, London, appeared Sir Basil Thomson, famed British War-time Director of Intelligence, to answer charges of having misconducted himself with a young girl in Hyde Park (TIME, Dec. 28).

The bobby who arrested Sir Basil testified: "He was violating public decency . . . sitting on a park bench with his arms around the woman's neck . . . and all that. . . . He admitted to me that he was Sir Basil Thomson and said: "If my friends find out about this I am...

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