– 13thMarch – Louis Fischer & The Thomas Walker Affair
1.How did Fisher know Walker was travelling on a false passport, three months before his London arrest? Was he informed by the Soviets along with Walker's ‘supposed’ 1934 USSR travel dates?And, who tipped off the British authorities?
2.The American Daily
Worker wrote; “Evidence at trial revealed he [Walker] had made a previous visit to the
Soviet Union in
1930, under the name Thomas J. Burke” and was “expelled
for attempting to smuggle out a
‘whiteguard’ out of the country”.
•Yet Walker, according to Soviet supplied information travelled again to the USSR in Autumn 1934, albeit under another name, but surely a very risky undertaking for the small remuneration of just five articles – unless he was perhaps, recruited from a Soviet Prison?