Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Two Anti-semites Acquitted in London Court on Charges of Causing Public Disturbances

March 27, 1950
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Two anti-Semites were yesterday acquitted by a jury here of charges of having cansed a public disturbance last month by throwing smoke bombs during the showing of the American-made film “Sword in the Desert,” which depicts the fight between the Jews and the British in Paleatine prior to the establishment of Israel. The film was subsequmently baneed in London.

One of the dependents, Bertran Duke Pile, is a notorious London streetcorner speaker against Jews. He has been arrested several times on charges of disturbing the peace and is at pressent on probetion. He was a member of Sir Oswald Mosley’s Union Movement, but told the court that he left the fascist movement because he wanted it to be more aggressively anti-Jewish. The other defendant, John Cook, told the court that he too had been a member of the Union Mavement. He added that he was anti-Jewish but “not violently.”

Recommended from JTA