Foreign News: The Criminals

A shocked, silent House of Commons last week heard more about the Gestapo execution of 50 Allied air officers who had escaped from a German prison camp (TIME, May 29).

Anthony Eden told the House what he had learned from 1) a repatriated R.A.F. officer, 2) the German Government. In April, the Germans said, several thousand Allied prisoners escaped from various camps "for both military and political objectives." This statement suggested that the escaped prisoners, at least in the Germans' opinion, were out to cause as much trouble in Germany as they could. The Germans admitted that "especially severe orders" had been...

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