Foreign News: Fog

Some of the gaiety was taken out of the French Capital by a sudden and unprecedented fall from the sky of what was graphically described as a "pea-soup fog."

The Prefect, who is nabob of the sergents de ville, or policemen, ordered his force of men to guard the street corners in the busiest sections of the city. Automobile drivers were told to honk frequently, to use the full power of their headlights. The only effect was to light up the fog without penetrating it and to cause such a din by the honking...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!