Foreign News: Flag Day

Iceland, which is technically not a colony but a sovereign state which happens to have the same King as Denmark, celebrated the 1,000th anniversary of its parliament month ago (TIME, July 7). Great Britain sent its largest battleship, foreign newspapers sent reporters, the world was made Iceland-conscious. Omitted from the festivities were the 21 bleary, rain-drenched Faroe Islands which straggle through the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetlands and have been Danish territory since 1386. Life is hard in the Faroes. Their industries are...

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