PROPAGANDA: Revival: Oct. 30, 1939

An affidavit filed last week with the U. S. State Department by a U. S. survivor of the Athenia, momentarily revived World War II's first major incident as a sulfurous fount of propaganda. Encouraged by three U. S. Representatives—South Dakota's Case, Louisiana's Brooks, Oregon's Pierce—one Gustav A. Anderson, travel bureau operator of Evanston, Ill., came forward to swear that Chief Officer Copeland of the Athenia told him that the ship carried "plenty" of guns for Canada's coast defenses and for fitting herself out as a raider on her return trip. He...

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