Foreign News: 1,000 Years Backward

Britons on the North Sea coast remember that only 20 years ago they were tumbling from their beds to dash for crude shelters as warning sirens screamed and the dull throb of German Zeppelin motors advanced through the grey-black fog. Determined to be better prepared to protect the civilian population in the event of another war, the House of Commons last week took up for its third and final reading the Air-Raid Precautions Bill.

The measure proposed the removal in wartime of some 7,000,000 people from crowded areas that may be endangered by air...

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