FRANCE: Trial & Conviction

One morning in September 1937, the leader of the Paris colony of White Russians, General Eugene Karlovitch de Miller, who at the time was secretly negotiating to send 20,000 men to fight with Spanish Rightists, stepped out of his office. He was never seen again.

He left a note saying he was going to a rendezvous with General Nicholas Skobline, one of his assistants. The note ended: "Peut-être c'est un guet-apens" (Perhaps it is an ambush). There are witnesses who later that day saw a big box carried on board the Soviet freighter which lay unloading...

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!