REDS FREE U.S. CIVILIANS Three Americans and a German national cross the Bamboo Curtain to freedom, released by Red China after imprisonment and brainwashing. One claims he was a U.S. spy and parrots Red germ warfare charges. Others show the results of long privation.
U-2 SPY TRIAL In Moscow, the wife and parents of U-2 pilot Francis Powers are present in the Hall of Columns for his trial on espionage charges in a carefully staged drama intended to indict the United States itself. In Washington, D.C., President Eisenhower strongly denies the Soviet allegations against America. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
LODGE DEBUNKS RED SPY CHARGES In Security Council debate in the United Nations, Ambassador Lodge gives the lie to Soviet charges that the R-B-47 reconnaissance jet shot down by Red fighters was on a spy flight. He reveals the plane's flight was tracked by U.S. secret devices, which show that Red fighters actually attempted to force the plane from its flight over international waters into Red air space before shooting it down. A dramatic denunciation of Soviet piracy.
U.N. ACTS ON BID TO CENSURE CHINA The U.N. General Assembly votes overwhelmingly for immediate debate on U.S. Delegate Lodge's motion to censure Red China for spy charges against 11 U.S. airmen, a rebuff to Communist stalling tactics.
WOMAN SPY JAILED A modern Mata Hari is brought to justice in Germany. Attractive Irmgard Schmidt is convicted of extracting secret data from U.S. intelligence officers for the Reds. She is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.
NAZI SPIES SEIZED IN U.S.A. The F.B.I. apprehends William Colpaugh, an American, and Erich Gimpel, a Nazi, both of whom had graduated from Nazi saboteur schools in Europe, then landed in Maine by submarine.rnTheir equipment included a short wave radio, forged credentials, Colt automatics, a camera, and 60,000 in American currency.
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