British, Japanese, U. S. admirals alternated last week between fretful jeremiads over the nearly ratified London Naval Treaty and demands for more cruisers. Denmark was braver. The Danish navy contains just one cruiser, the Hejmdal, and four ironclads including the Niels Juel.* Minister of Defense Lauritz Rasmussen, confirming recent reports of intended "naval reduction," announced last week that the Hejmdal would be scrapped, the Niels Juel would probably be sold to the Chinese Nationalist government to fight river pirates.

*Remainder of Denmark's navy-in-miniature: five fishing patrol vessels, 20 torpedo boats, 14 submarines,...

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