Foreign News: Without Explanation

The Reds reversed themselves last week after three months of refusing to yield up R.A.F. Pilot John Driver and Sapper John Bennett (TIME, Nov. 27), unless the British surrendered Russian Lieut. Alexandre Bystrov. Without explanation, Driver and Bennett, who had accidentally fallen into Russian hands, were released at Autobahn checkpoints. Driver headed back to Britain; Bennett rejoined his unit. Bystrov, a political refugee, stayed, safe in the British zone.

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