Foreign News: Royal Voyage

For weeks workmen have swarmed over the battle cruiser Repulse, painting, polishing and refitting cabins, preparing her to take King George and Queen Elizabeth on their visit this month to Canada and the U. S. Last week Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced a sudden switch of plans: Their Majesties would travel not on the Repulse but on the prosaic, old, German-built liner Empress of Australia, known as the Tirpitz before she was handed over to Britain by Germany as part of reparations payment after the World War.

Mr. Chamberlain's excuse for the change in...

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