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England Is Aroused At Counter-Soviet Charges In Moscow

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Hamilton Evening Journal: Wednesday, November 12, 1930 Hamilton, Ohio: Front page

(Associated Press)

London, Nov. 12.–Soviet indictments of eight prominent Russians for alleged counter-revolutionary plotting with British and French government figures were believed to be a form of domestic propaganda, not to be taken seriously abroad.

Mild amusement was the reaction in authoritative London circles. Sir Henry Deterding, international oil leader. who was one of the men accused by the Moscow prosecutor, N. V. Krylenko of plotting the overthrow of the Moscow regime, laughed outright.

Sir Henri was particularly interested to learn that the names of those accused as his co-conspirators in the counter-revolutionary enterprise included “Colonel Lawrence of Arabia,” “Lord Churchill” believed to be Mr. Winston Churchill, former Chancellor of the Exchequer; “Director Simon,” believed to be Sir John Simon, Liberal leader and Sir Philip of Vickers.

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