Stieber came to London to do an espionage report on him (Marx), and thus established himself as history’s first 'Red hunter' /2
Many of Marx's associates were then sentenced to long prison terms. /3
Tactics and influence which live on in intelligence agencies around the world to this day. /5
“But he is innocent, and he was married only two days ago,” protested the officer.
“That makes my task all the more painful,” replied Stieber and indeed, the Frenchman was duly executed. /16