Foreign News: Wal's Work

A chubby mechanic named Walter ("Wal") Hannington was so useful to the British Government as a highly-skilled armaments tooler in 1914 that he was exempted from active army duty. It would have saved His Majesty's Government a pack of trouble in the past 20 years if Wal had gone to France and stopped a German bullet.

On November 11, 1918, the War ended but Wal was just beginning. He celebrated

Armistice Day by hoisting a red flag atop his factory. Later, in the huge Government motor transport depot at Slough known as The White...

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