National Affairs: Lights of the New World

New York newsmen held a mass interview last week with refugees of the war. Aboard the S.S. Samaria when she steamed into New York Harbor were 138 British children, tagged, labeled, carrying knapsacks, duffle bags, copies of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, gas-mask containers crammed with tuppenny treasures, dolls, souvenirs. Reporters and officials who boarded the Samaria at Quarantine found the refugees assembled on the tourist-class afterdeck. While they gazed at the skyline of Manhattan, they were singing There'll Always Be an England.

Fifteen-year-old John Anderton of Nottingham, remembering a German bombers' raid on Liverpool the night before the Samaria sailed, told reporters how...

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