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MORNING POST CASE

ARGUMENT IN DEFENCE

NATIONAL INTERESTS NOT

INJURED,

(AU9TRAUAN-NEW ZEALAND OABI.B ASSOCIATION.) (Received February 22, 1 p.m.) LONDON, 21st February. During the hearing of the charges against, the Editor of the Morning Post and Colonel Bepington (each of whom wee fined fllOO) the .defawlinfi counsel protested ng&isuii *ho Crewa nmitig Us

case on the publication ol Colonel Repington's article without permission. The Crown, he said, should have tried to prove that the article assisted tho enemy. Counsel argued that there was r.o proof that the" article was. damaging to the interests of the nation. "No patriotic editor," ho added, "would ignore the censor's warning if he was convinced that the national interests were likely to be injured; but Mr. Gwynne considered it his patriotic duty to inform the public of what was happening at Versailles." Counsel submitted extracts from German newspapers to show that the enemy was aware of the decision at Versailles respecting the Allies' reserves. Notice of intention to appeal was given.

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MORNING POST CASE, Evening Post, Volume XCV, Issue 46, 22 February 1918

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MORNING POST CASE Evening Post, Volume XCV, Issue 46, 22 February 1918

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