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Greek Memories


Best-selling novelist Compton Mackenzie is taken to court for his book, Greek Memories, with the prosecution charging that he had revealed intelligence secrets. Mackenzie's lawyer suspects that the government intends to make an example out of Mackenzie, in order to warn Churchill and Lloyd George that they can go too far in using official information in their memoirs. Mackenzie takes a plea bargain; feeling guilty and ashamed, Special Branch officers stand Mackenzie a round of pink gins.