GREAT BRITAIN: Royal Bombing

The Sabbath calm at turreted Windsor Castle, where King George, Queen Elizabeth and their daughters were spending the weekend, was shattered last week as the castle was "bombed" in a mock air-raid. No airplanes flecked the sky and the Royal Family strolled about the grounds as the "bombs" went off around them. The "bombs": nothing more than mighty firecrackers. The only damage: a window in the Royal Mews which fell clattering to the ground as a "bomb" went off too close. Windsor volunteers, organized in decontamination and first-aid squads, raced over the...

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