ESPIONAGE: Timely Reminder

Actually it was an old story, but the spy-thriller was good for a one-day splash on U.S. front pages. Repatriated Americans on the Gripsholm had brought back most of the story to the U.S. in 1943, it had been published at least three times in the Japanese press since the war, and nine months ago the U.S. magazine Plain Talk carried it in full.

In Washington the Army handed out a flamboyantly written 32,000-word report from Douglas MacArthur's headquarters —the story of a Russian spy ring in Japan before Pearl Harbor. Chief of...

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