Foreign News: If Necessary

Last week while Britain sent her Ambassador back to Berlin (see p. 22) to seek peace, she busied herself at home with preparations for war.

13 Strong Men. England's biggest fear is that London will be crippled by a sudden stroke from the sky. Recently Londoners have taken to rushing to their windows whenever airplanes drone overhead, as they used to when planes were a novelty. In Nos. 10 and 11 Downing Street and in Whitehall, this psychosis has taken the form of a question: Who will govern Britain if we are blown to Blarney?...

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