Radio: Alarums

Tradition of the ancient bells of the Church of St. Mary-le-Bow in London is that anyone born within reach of their chimes is a Cockney. The chimes are also used during British Broadcasting Corp.'s medium-wave broadcasts in German, and lately in Germany anyone within reach of them has been in danger of having trouole with the Gestapo.

Not strictly on the verboten list, B. B. C.'s straight and accurate news broadcasts nevertheless are not music to Gestapo ears. Germans caught listening to them in groups of three or more, for example, may find...

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