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Across the world canoeist happy and well

Date: 28 August 1935
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Newspaper clipping
Object No: ANMS0542[024]
Related Place:Colombo,

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    Article in German begins: 'Fears about the fate of the young German canoeist Speck, who was reported missing a few days ago, have proved to be unfounded. Speck, who is travelling around the world, was reported to be healthy and happy in Colombo, and is currently on his way to Madras...'

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    • ANMS0542 [024] Hamburg “Fremdenblatt”, Wednesday, 28 August 1935 Across-the-world canoeist happy and well Fears about the fate of the young German canoeist Speck, who was reported missing a few days ago, have proved to be unfounded. Speck, who is travelling around the world, was reported to be healthy and happy in Colombo, and is currently on his way to Madras. [Other articles on the rear-side:] Italy will respect British rights London, 28 August. Ward Price, special journalist for the “Daily Mail”, reports from Bozen [Italy] that Mussolini made the following statement to him on Tuesday: After the Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday afternoon the Italian Government will publish a declaration announcing that it will respect all rights of the British Empire. This will destroy any supposition that Italy might have plans detrimental to the interests of the British. [….] Italian Currency in Egypt London, 28 August. A member of the “Daily Telegraph’s” diplomatic staff writes that Eden will prepare his report to the League of Nations on the failed Tri-Nations Conference in Paris in the next few days. An important part of that report will be the content of the English-French proposals, which Mussolini rejected. Those who have been in touch with Mussolini recently stated that he showed no signs of bitterness towards England. Even if this is indeed true, his government’s propaganda machine is following a different agenda. The large radio station Bari is sending large numbers of propaganda news hostile towards England each evening, in half a dozen different languages in order to reach listeners in all countries in the southern Mediterranean. [….] Neither does there seem to be any doubt about the fact that large sums of Italian money are being generously spent to influence the trends in Egyptian interior policy. [….] Death penalty for betrayal of military secrets Berlin, 28 August The chief state public prosecutor of Berlin has announced the following on all public advertising columns: 38-year-old Wilhelm Müller-Heineske of Berlin, sentenced to death and to life-long loss of all civil liberties by the People’s Court on 14 July 1935 for the betrayal of military secrets, was put to death this morning in Berlin. Disgruntled mood about Moscow’s reply New York, 28 August The morning papers in New York are carrying big headlines about the Soviet Government’s reply to the American note of protest against the propaganda activities of the Komintern. They focus on the disgruntled mood the reply caused in Washington. According to some reports from Washington, a noticeable cooling of the relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States will occur as a consequence. It will not lead to the immediate disruption of diplomatic ties or the recall of the American ambassador from Moscow, as has been rumoured in the Yellow Press, but the number of staff at the American Embassy in Moscow will be significantly reduced. The “New York Times” emphasises in a leading article that the Soviet government assumed responsibility for the activities of the Komintern, which it now disclaims, in the fourth paragraph of the Litwinov Letter dated 16 November 1933. The “Herald Tribune” expresses the opinion that since the deputy foreign commissioner Krestinski has disclaimed this responsibility, the State Department virtually has no other alternative than to break diplomatic ties.

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