PORTUGAL: Madeira Truce

So quiet has been the revolution that has gripped the island of Madeira for the past month that elderly British ladies continued to totter round the gardens of resort hotels, to slide along the cobblestoned streets of Funchal in steel-runnered sledges drawn by bullocks. Honeymoon couples continued to play tennis. Last week the British cruisers London and Curlew slipped into Funchal harbor. Royal marines went ashore to throw a cordon round the three largest tourist hotels. British tourists having been thus protected, the Portuguese Government was left free to suppress the Madeira revolution...

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