World: Straight from the Armchair

> Canada's Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King said in Ottawa this week: "Events the like of which none of us is able to contemplate are likely to take place in the course of a very few days."

> A few months ago London Stock Exchange circles bet 6-to-1 against Germany's surrender in 1943. Last week the odds were 5-to-4.

> The Belgian Government in Exile radioed this message to the homeland: "The Belgian people will positively be liberated this year."

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