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LONDON. A yacht believed to be carrying two war criminals from Europe has been seen sailing south near the north-west coast of Africa. The name plate of the yacht had been removed, and it was flying the Canadian flag upside down, states a Las Palmas (Canary Island) newspaper. The report states that the captain I of a Spanish mail steamer made contact with the yacht near the Canary Islands. The occupants, who appeared to [be father and son, said they had been without water for six days. They were given provisions, for which they paid in English banknotes. They refused to give their names, and when the Spanish captain offered to inform the British Consul on the Canary Islands they begged him not to do so. They said they had been sailing for thirty days, and were trying to reach Trinidad (West Indies), but the captain saw rhem steer a different course southwards.

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MYSTERY YACHT WITH TWO WAR CRIMINALS?, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 183, 4 August 1945

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MYSTERY YACHT WITH TWO WAR CRIMINALS? Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 183, 4 August 1945

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