Foreign News: Reds & Riding Hood

After it had been in rehearsal two days, British Broadcasting Corp.'s censor banned last week a radio drama called The Krassin Saves the Italia.

As rehearsed, the radio play presented, among other scenes, one in which Soviet officials debated whether they would be justified in sending the Red icebreaker Krassin at great expense to rescue General Umberto Nobile and other survivors of the Italian polar dirigible flight (1928).

This errand of succor was of course actually undertaken. Italians were actually rescued by the Reds (TIME, July 23, 1928, et ante). But to present...

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