AT SEA: Blockade in the Balance

Blockade and famine remained last week the only weapons with which Great Britain remotely threatened her overwhelming enemy, Germany. An official British statement surveyed the famine possibilities, found the chances good if the war and blockade could be made to last until winter. Meantime, blockade was in the balance. Its continuance and extension off Germany's long new Atlantic coastline depended primarily on the fate of the French Navy.

This week that fate was sealed, so far as France's new Government was concerned (see p. 20). But how many officers would obey orders issued...

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