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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!