Numerous European insurance firms listed as "acts of God" the remarkable series of disasters, chiefly due to floods, which have caused incalculable damage throughout Europe during the past fortnight (TIME, Jan. 11). The flood situation threw immense numbers of workers out of employment, and caused acute distress throughout communities along almost every river of note in Europe. New developments :

Great Britain. The Thames flooded the gardens of Windsor Castle, and forced the abandonment of Eton, famed British public school. Londoners rubbed their eyes as "a beautiful bungalow" floated past the squalid...

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