Pacific Post No 95 October 22nd 1945

Daily Newspaper of the British Pacific Fleet PACIFIC POST No. 95 MONDAY, OCTOBER 22,1945 FREE TO THE FLEET COMPOSITE PLANE. —An official photograph, just re•leased, of the German F.W . 190/J.U .88 composite aircraft. “OFFICER IN TOWER” RETURNS T ONDON, Sunday. —Norman^ Baillie-Stewart, the accused in the “Officer in the Tower” Court- Martial some years before the war, was brought back to England from the Continent to-day, and will appear at Bow Street Court to­morrow. Two Special Branch Scotland Yardmen met the R.A.F. Transport Command plane in which he arrived at Croydon from Brussels, and drove him to Scot­land Yard, where he was immediately transferred to a police van and taken to Bow Street police station. Baillie-stewart, who was pale, but ap­peared fit and in the highest spirits, chatted all the way from Croydon. He was wearing a black mackintosh, grey flannel trousers, and an open- necked. striped blue shirt. Military authorities on the Continent refused to disclose where he had been kept since his capture in the Austrian mountains last M ay—A.A.P. DESPERATE GUN BATTLE AT NAZI FARMHOUSE “WEREWOLF” CHIEF TAKEN J-JAMBURG, Sunday.— British Security Police after a desper­ate early morning gun battle around a lonely farm-liouse outside Luneburg, arrested Hans Killin, alias Koch, aged twenty-nine, a Major-General in the Luftwaffe and friend and confidant of Himmler. He is believed to bethe man Himmler appointed to lead the Werewolf movement— Germany’s “underground”— and an in­criminating document coupling his name with the organisation is reported to have been found sewn in his pocket. Grim Welcome For Soldier When the liner“ Orduna,” carry­ing liberated war prisoners from the Far East, tied up in Liverpool, a civilian shouted into the landing- stage microphone: “Hello, Charlie. Your wife and children were killed in an air raid. I am hereto wel­come you.” A soldier, cheering at the deck rail, dropped out of line, collapsed, and was carried below. His ‘•welcomer” vanished in the crowd. GOVT. PROGRAMME “IS T ONDON, Sunday.— In a speech to the Scottish Labour Party Con- L ference, the Prime Minister, Mr. Attlee, declared that the Govern­ment was asking Parliament to get through“ a programme of legis­lation unexampled in peace-time.” He said the Government was working on a long-term plan and added:— “We want to see that at a later stage we shall not be confronted with an opposition which might frustrate our efforts." A high degree of self-control would be needed from Labour Commoners and supporters, who would have to discipline themselves to concentrate on a limited number o f measures he said, and resist pressure for immediate “short term’ reliefs, which however excellent in them­selves, would prevent progress on the main plan. In The Money Over two hundred people fell into the totalisator building at Worces­ter Racecourse on Saturday when the roof of the building collapsed under their weight, Scores more slid to the ground. They had ignored warnings to leave the roof. Casualties included a dozen tote girls, who were selling tickets when the race-goers landed on them ,but all escaped with only minor in­juries. Four people went to hospital with fractures.—A.A.P. HITLER HUNT NOW OYER BERLIN, Sunday.— British and American investigators have notified London and Washington that no evidence has been found to show that Hitler is still alive, and that unless new instructions are received, the hunt for the Fuehrer would be considered ended.— A.A.P. SAIGON SNIPERS SCATTERED SAIGON, Sunday British and French communiques report that the Annamese continued sniping against Allied troops holding the Cho River bridges, North-west of Saigon, but that a few artillery rounds dispersed them. Police report that of the 220 French citizens who have disap­peared since the revolt began, 19 are known to have been killed. Thirty-two are presumed killed.—A.A.P. THE HAGUE, Sunday—The Minister for Commerce lias estimated that the Netherlands' demands for reparations from Germany will amount to f 37C nnn aaa a a n “New Society” “We are out to build anew society of peace, freedom and social justice” he declared. “We have to conquer material things and preserve things of the spirit. The conquest of material is’ not an end in itself, only a means to achieve the spiritual. “My appeal to you is to rededicate yourselves to the ideals o f Socialism which we preached for so many years out of power, and which we now have the opportunity of putting into force.’’ A.A.P. tf CHURCHILL “ANXIOUS FOR WORLD FUTURE T ONDON, Sunday.— ‘"It was not without a pang that I found myself dismissed at the General Election from the honour­ able task of guiding our country,” Mr. Churchill told his constituents, when receiving the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Wanstead and Woodford. “I had hoped that the position I had gained in the world, the ex­perience and knowledge I had acquired, and the links which had been forged in the fires of war with other lands and leaders might have been of service in this critical time of transition,” he said. M * ¦ll1 1 —*¦me that the next few years may well decide our place in the world. It is a place which, if once lost, may never be regained.” Trying Hard Mr. Churchill,' earlier in his speech had expressed his appreciation o f the action of many famous cities in Britain and abroad in bestowing their freedom upon him, and observed:“ I do not know whe^ther I shall livelong enough to attend all the ceremonies required. However, I shall do my best.”—A.A.P. REVOLT SPREADS IN SOUTH AMERICA Two South American Republics are in a state of revolt. The President of Venezuela, General Medina, has been over-thrown, and the virtual dictator of Argentina, Colonel Peroii, returned to power. Revolt began in Venezuela when offi­cers, dissatisfied over the coming elec­tions, held several high officers and Cabinet Members hostages in the Pre­sident's palace. ARMY STAYS IN GERMANY “Personally I should say Ger­many Is avery good place in which to keep the British Army,” said Field-Marshal Montgomery when he received the Freedom of Maid- Fierce Fighting Pierce fighting ensued, the whole country is now in rebel hands and a state of siege exists in Caracas, the capital. V.A.D.’s “SPLENDID In Argentina, swarms of Peron’s sup­porters plastered Buenos Aires with signs proclaiming “Death to the Jews and Russians” and stoned two Jewish- controlled banks. Police, whom Peron controls, did nothing to prevent the attacks. WORK” AT SEA “Repatriated personnel who arrived in H.M.S. Implacable were in afar better condition than any others that have yet been received,” said Major-General Lee, of the British Army staff in Washing­ton, in a warm tribute to British and Australian Nursing Sisters and V A D ’s., who served in the ship during her mercy mission. 2,000 Repatriates “Implacable” was the first warship to carry female nursing staff. She trans­ported 2,000 Allied repatriates from Japan to Vancouver. “The care and individual attention given to the men has helped them to return to normal life,” said M ajor-Gen­ eral Lee. “It would abe good thing if similar arrangements could be made for future repatriated personnel on their in Germany as long as possible and at the expense of Germany. “The thing I am infighting Ger­many today is disease, and if we can deal with that we shall get the country through the winter." —A.A.P. 4,000 JAPANESE IN CRIME LIST TOKYO, Sunday. “When the first big trials of Japan’s war criminals open within the next month, the number of defendants maybe as high as 2,000,” stated Colonel Carpenter, General MacArt hair’s Chief Legal Advisor. Major war criminals, Tojo, who shot himself before he was arrested, and Togo, who was suffering from heart trouble, have recovered and are in­cluded in the list. “The eventual total of Japanese listed for trial may reach 4,000,” added Colonel Carpenter.—A .P.A. R.A.F. Men Tortured —Gaolers on Trial Five members of the German Intelligence Service will be charged with torturing R.A.F. pilots in heated cells, at a war crimes trial which is to open shortly in the Ruhr. The Germans are accused of keeping the R.A.F. men in a hot cell until they lay naked and exhausted on the floor. A number of R.A.F. pilots will give evidence.—A.AP. DEATH SENTENCE FOR THREE U-BOATMEN-ONE TRIED SUICIDE T ONDON, Sunday.—In a bid to escape facing the verdict of the court, Leading Seaman Schwender, one of the five German submariners on trial at Hamburg for atrocities on the high seas, attempted to commit suicide in his cell. The vigilance of his gaolers prevented the attempt from being successful. When the court reassembled, Schwen­ der received the lightest sentence of all —fifteen years’ imprisonment. The captain of the U-boat (Eck), a Lieutenant and the U-boat’s surgeon wpro rififllJh hv shrinking Another Lieutenant was sentenced to imprisonment for life. They were survivors of the U-852, sunk after she had torpedoed a Greek steamer and machine gunned the crew on their rafts.—AJLP. Killin arrived at the farm three months ago with a recommenda­tion from another farmer, and was employed as an agricultural labourer. Police arrived at the farm­house in six cars, and surrounded the building, while an armed party smashed away through a kitchen window and ran through the house looking for their man. The farmer, George Eick, disobeying ar order to put up his hands attacked and clubbed a British lieutenant and firing then broke out. Eick, though wounded, continued to struggle in the darkness, pinioning the arms of one security man until struck down by a trunchon. Eick died soon afterwards. Killin, while the shooting was ongoing crouched on the floor, apparently hoping to escape detection. When arrested, he asked permission to take clothing from his room. His clothing was searched however and a tube containing four poison tablets was found in his jacket. Officers Injured By the light of torches “Killin” was stripped naked in the farm-yard and the incriminating papers were found. He was then driven to Luneberg while an ambulance took to hospital an RA.F. Flight Lieutenant, wounded in the arm by a bullet, and an Army Lieutenant suffering from concussion. Two others received first-aid. About thirty men, many of them young German ex-soldiers, are employed at Eick’s farm. One of them told a reporter that bands of Poles, sometimes wearing British and American uniforms had been raiding farms, and when the window was smashed everyone thought it was another of these raids. Eick’s widow asserted that they were unaware of the identity of the man who called himself “Hans Koch.”—A.A.P. Nazis “Cram” LONDON, Saturday.— The Ger­man war criminals awaiting their trial in Nuremburj, rose early this morning, and the manner in which they hegaii earnestly study­ing the indictments against them was reminiscent of a crowd of students “cramming” for exam­inations, says an Associated Press correspondent. “They are the most studious group I ever saw,” said one of their guards. “They read even during breakfast." Goering “Detached” Because electric lights have beea removed from their cells —as a pre­caution against suicide—and as the in­dictments were served late yesterday afternoon, this morning afforded the prisoners their first chance of reading the documents. Only Goering seemed to maintain ft completely detached attitude. Frank and von Papen read with bible# open beside them. (Continued 4, page 3 )
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