POLAND: Occupied Press

There is always the chance that the Nazis will beat them to the deadline. If a Pole is caught editing, printing or even so much as possessing one of the newspapers, he is rushed to the executioner. Yet Poland's underground press, according to exiled Polish Government estimates, regularly publishes more than 100 newspapers, with a total hand-to-hand circulation of 3,000,000, or one-sixth of the population of Occupied Poland.

Most of the journals are weeklies. But at least one appears daily in two illustrated editions. Trained Polish newsmen have returned to their country by airplane and parachute from Russia or Britain....

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