LONDON (Mar. 18)
Britain spent $222,400,000 to maintain army and are force troops in Palestine from July 1, 1945, to Jan. 31, 1947, Defense Minister Alerander announced in Commons today.
The total included $192,000,000 for the army and $30,400,000 for the R.A.F., out did not include capital expenditures on works projects. John Dugdale, First Lord of the Admiralty, reported that between May and November last year 14 blockade ### were intercepted with from 400 to 2,500 visaless Jewish immigrants aboard. He ### the blockade one of the most trying commitments facing the navy and asserted that the men who intercepted the refugee ships were “neither pro-Jewish or pro-Arab, but had job to do and did it with firmness, tact and efficiency.”
(From Cyprus it was reported that police are investigating the possibility that interned Jews have set up an escape organization. The inquiry cams as a result of the capture of Samuel Poznasky as he attempted to escape from the Caraclos camp. He seems to have travelled freely among the camps disguised as a Cypriot woman. He is still in prison while the police check his claim that he is a Palestinian Jew who came to Cyprus in search of relatives.
(Caraclos camp authorities are still checking the identity of more than 700 Jews deported from Haifa last week, many of whom claim to be Palestinian residents rounded up by troops in the “general confusion” which reigned after some 600-add passengers of a beached immigrant ship attempted to escape into the interior of Palestine It is believed that at least 200 of the deported Jews are legal residents of Palestine).