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Tho military correspondent, of The Times' sympathises strongly, with Mr €hurohill's contemptuous allusions to the "dirtv Httlo German lieutenants" who have been quartering Knglaud for many years past and have been taking advantage of our hospitality and of our easy tolerance to spread their net* over our islands, bngland has been infested with German spies for years. The worst and roost dangerous of these rascals are not dirty lieutenants but. are highly placed and move in good societv, and also in the realm of finance. But the German system extends into all classes, nnd everything w grist which comes to it-s mill. , , ~ . , ... Many years ago, before the entente with France some of our officers came into touoh with* tiie German Intelligence Service, and learnt » good deal about it. Even at that time—now 20 years ago—the German net was very widely spread. It extended to America, where its agents aoted in the guise of commercial firms,. and its practice was to salt a country with which it expectert to fight with resident agents, who established themselves in a country, and in ma.nv cases even became naturalised, in Old.r the better to shield themselves and inspire confidence." All" this system Wa» thoroughly exposid in the course of the war of 1870-71, but to easy-going have we bsen that we and other countries, have allowed this pernicious system to be renewed at our expense.. and our laws for dealing with it have been, and.stall remain, of the most childish and inadequate character. A man who lives among ua ami plote against us ought to be hanged.

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GERMAN ESPIONAGE, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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GERMAN ESPIONAGE Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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