THE NETHERLANDS: Called Off

In full swing last week, the 1938 Netherlands war games were, as usual, based on the problem "An orderly retreat from the German frontier and the taking up of positions on a new 'waterline' "—a strip of country that can be submerged within a few hours by opening strategic floodgates.

At The Hague, meanwhile, Her Majesty's Government pondered whether it might not on the whole seem provocative to continue war games at a time when almost all Europe had mobilized or was mobilizing (see p. 14). Finally Her Majesty's Government, resolute in...

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