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The Brown-Out Strangler

The Court Martial Of Pvt. Eddie Leonski

Episode 382 is dedicated to the Australian scoundrel Philip Quinn, a dedicated listener from Down Under who wanted to hear more about the case of Eddie Leonski, an American soldier who terrorized of Melbourne with a murder spree while the city was under mandated “brown-outs,” reductions in the use of lighting to make it less of a air raid target. The only good contemporary coverage of the case was during the trial, which was conducted by the American Army and not the local government, so you’ll have to wait for the defense in Act III to learn the strange story behind the soldier’s deadly impulse.

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