Convalescent from an attack of his family's chronic ailment, gout, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain appeared last week in the House of Commons for the first time in a fortnight. One of the first questions asked him was by Labor Leader Major Clement Richard Attlee: What steps did the Government propose to take to combat Germany's ruthless new Minenkrieg (mine warfare)? Mr. Chamberlain's reply startled the House and jarred the sensibilities of several nations. The Government, he said, would shortly authorize the Royal Navy to seize not only contraband goods suspected of going into Germany, but all "exports of...

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