Great Britain: Secrets of the Deep

The oak-paneled Bow Street Magistrates' Court had seen nothing like it since the case of Atom Spy Klaus Fuchs in 1950. Up before Magistrate K.J.P. Barraclough last week was an international spy quintet that, the prosecution charged, was caught attempting to pass on to "a potential enemy ... a picture of our current antisubmarine effort and research," as well as details of Britain's first nuclear submarine, the Dreadnought, which is fitted with a U.S.-designed reactor power plant.

As prosecution and police stated their case in the pretrial hearing, the key man was...

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