Foreign News: Travels of Edward

A man without a country is a sorry sight. An Emperor without an Empire is even sorrier, particularly if he renounced it for love, fun or other lesser considerations. Such a sight was pouch-eyed little Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, as he skipped from one asylum to another last week.

A minor problem for the British high command when war broke out was what to do about the self-exiled Edward VIII, who still retained a raft of honorary military titles. It was decided that he should be made a simple major general and attached to General Gort's B. E. F. staff...

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