Foreign News: Mutiny of the Puszczyk

Three months ago, with the help of a local British fisherman, a Polish fishing vessel, apparently in trouble, was guided into the port of Whitby. In incomprehensible Polish and ragged German, seven members of the Polish crew managed to explain that they had locked their captain in the lavatory, the political officer in his cabin, and had headed for Britain to seek asylum from Red rule.

The British put the seven mutineers in jail for safekeeping, let the captain out of the lavatory, and gave him back his ship, the Puszczyk (pronounced, by Poles,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!