Great Britain: Guilty of Spying

In London's venerable Old Bailey last week a Russian, two Americans and two Britons drew the harshest penalties ever imposed for peacetime espionage in Britain. For five years the five had been passing on to the Soviet Union secrets filched from Britain's Underwater Weapons Research Establishment at Portland—everything from nuclear-sub blueprints to the plans and specifications of Royal Navy surface warships. After eight days of testimony and less than an hour and a half's deliberation, the all-male jury found all five guilty as charged.

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