WAR & PEACE: Propaganda Trial

WAR & PEACE

A jury in a U.S. District Court last week found Germany's Transocean News Service guilty of having failed to register with the State Department as the agent of a foreign government.

Transocean's U.S. managers, Dr. Manfred Zapp and Günther Tonn, were not in court. Two days before the trial opened in Washington, they were released from Ellis Island (in exchange for two U.S. newsmen— "detained" in Germany) to sail with a shipload of Axis consuls on the U.S.S. West Point (TIME, July 28). Nor could Transocean be compelled to pay its $1,000 fine, $15,000 court costs. For when this...

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