Foreign News: Snatch & War Risks

Correctly foreseeing that the Japanese Government would not pay a brass farthing in indemnity for the machine-gunning of British Ambassador to China Sir Hughe Montgomery ("Snatch") Knatchbull-Hugessen (TIME, Sept. 6), the British Government did not ask any money. This was "manifestly unfair" to good old "Snatch," his many ruling class friends have been influentially murmuring in London ever since, but an old imperial precedent is in favor of the foreign nation which is to blame always paying the indemnity. For example the assassination in Egypt of Sir Lee Oliver Fitzmaurice Stack cost...