Foreign News: 20th Century Joan

As Joan of Arc wept before her inquisitors when she was ordered to dress herself once more as a woman, so wept last week in Marylebone Police Court strapping Mrs. Lilias Irma Valerie Barker Smith, who successfully posed for six years as heroic "Captain Barker, D. S. O." (TIME, March 18, 25).

Defiant when first deprived of her swag- gerpants, she sat sullenly huddled in unaccustomed skirts as the Crown Prosecutor charged her with perjury—i. e., with falsely swearing on several occasions that she was "Captain Leslie Ivor Victor Gauntlett Slight Barker."

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