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AN ADMIRAL NEVER FORGETS—Vice-Admiral Humphrey Hugh Smith, D.S.O.

—Lippincott ($5).

Admiral Humphrey Hugh Smith, D.S.O., spent 37 years in the British Navy, but never polished up the handle of any big front door. Now retired, with bluff British candor he admits: "I spend my time on meditating on my utterly misspent but thoroughly enjoyable past." Though he served all through the War, he never mentions that he ever saw action, is mum's self on the subject of his D.S.O.

What he cannot get out of his delighted memory are the japes,pranks,hearty horseplay and lurching humor...

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