Foreign News: Belisha Purge

Field Marshal Sir Cyril John Deverell, 63, and four other elderly British generals called by request at the War Office in London last week, stepped one by one into the private office of Leslie Hore-Belisha and handed in their resignations. Almost immediately came word that 50 other general officers had been passed over to make way for new Chief of the Imperial General Staff Major General John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker Viscount Gort, 51.

These were high water marks in the most drastic reorganization the British Army has seen for generations, a reorganization that...

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