GREAT BRITAIN: Blitzbusiness

The measure of British sang-froid and the "business as usual" spirit in London was shown last week by a crowd of several hundred women shoppers. They staged a hectic bargain rush in one of the big West End stores at the very moment when scores of firemen were digging through tons of debris in the same store in frantic efforts to release 200 clerks entombed in the basement night before by a bomb.

In swank Mayfair shops, "National Topcoat Week" followed "National Fur Week" and autumn buying continued brisk. Enough timid shoppers stay at home to have doubled the business...

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