EGYPT: Evacuation Frolic

Free train rides, paid for by the Egyptian Government, last week made evacuation of Alexandria so popular that Egyptians evacuated themselves many times over. Weekends away from the city and visits to relatives in the provinces were enjoyed on free evacuation tickets. Catching on, residents of Upper Egypt paid their fare to Alexandria and rode home on the Government.

Alarmed at the mounting evacuation figures, the Air Raid Precautions Office investigated, put an end to one popular aspect of war by discontinuing free evacuation tickets.

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