Thursday, November 12, 2015

Today -100: November 12, 1915: Spies amongst us

Headline of the Day -100: 

Josef Goricar, the former Austrian consul in San Francisco, contacts American newspapers to say that the US is riddled with Austrian and German spies and flooded with their propaganda, including in subsidized German-language newspapers, with the especial goal of disrupting munitions production. Goricar fled Austria – something about Slavic sympathies (I think his name is Croatian) – and has been back in the US since February.

Although there is no conscription in Britain, it’s getting closer, and Lord Derby, the Director of Recruiting, gives unmarried men until November 30 to join up, or else.

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