08 October 2010


From The Pittsburgh Press on this day in 1943:

Axis Spy 30-Year Term

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 8 (UP) - Niels Christiensen, the Axis spy who radioed German submarines the date of the departure of the liner Queen Mary when she left Rio last March with about 10,000 men aboard, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison by the National Security Tribunal.

Fourteen other defendants were sentenced to lesser terms.

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