British Troops Will Use Tear Gas if Exodus Refugees Refuse to Disembark

British troops will use tear gas, if necessary, to (##)mpel the 4,400 Exodus refugees to disembark from their prison ships when the transports arrive at Hamburg next week, British officials said today. They indicated that persuasion, manhandling, water hoses and tear gas, in that order, would be (##)ed to remove the deportees from the vessels.

Once landed, the Jews will be loaded on special ambulance trains which will travel from Hamburg to the reception camps on the border of the Soviet zone by a (?)cret route to prevent demonstrations. Troops will guard the landing area to keep (?)t unauthorized persons. Newspapermen will be confined to a roped square on the (##)ckside.

The officials said the ships might arrive over a three-day period to facilitate the landing. All of the refugees and their belongings will be carefully (##)arched.

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