CANADA: Brens for Britain

An Anglo-Canadian rearmament program was inaugurated last week as the John Inglis Co., Ltd. in Toronto set to work on an $8,000,000 order for 12,000 machine guns. Seven thousand of the guns, light-weight Brens adapted from Czechoslovakia models, will be distributed to the Canadian militia, 5,000 will be shipped to Britain to aid the mother country in her frantic scramble to rearm.

The Bren was adopted for Britain's infantry battalions some two years ago. to replace the U. S.-invented Lewis machine gun. The name is a British War Office simplification of Brno, site...

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