SPIES: Open Season in Britain

In Sweden, Denmark and The Netherlands, several persons convicted of selling information about ship movements and defense works to one or other of the warring powers were sentenced last week as spies. Last fortnight, the French destroyer Forbin dramatically overhauled the Portuguese steamer Lima off Lisbon to lay hands on one Lola Schroeter, 20, wanted in Paris on spy charges. But World War II's greatest spy hunt was under way last week in Great Britain, pressed by Scotland Yard, the Army and Navy intelligence services and a special division of the Home Office.

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