Foreign News: War Odds

Because Adolf Hitler denounced and violated the Treaty of Versailles (TIME, March 25), underwriters of London's ubiquitous Lloyds did a brisk business last week insuring against war in Europe at distinctly shorter odds.

Previously this year Lloyds premiums have been 25 to 1 against any war during the next twelvemonth involving Britain and 19 to 1 against France and Germany fighting it out. Last week the new premiums were announced respectively as 10 to 1 and 7 to 1. Unannounced and sub rosa, Englishmen were placing insurance bets against Adolf Hitler's death by...

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