INTERNATIONAL: Peace and Pirates

At the Paris Exposition last week the pavilion of the League of Nations collapsed of its own weight, but in Geneva the apparatus of the League worked hard and Democracy, personified by Britain and France, cut an impressive figure.

Ever since the Ethiopian crisis, when Italian air power made Britain's base at Malta virtually untenable for her best warships and they withdrew to Egyptian waters for safety, His Majesty's Government have sought some pretext for active co-operation with the French Navy and use of its bases in the Mediterranean by the British fleet....

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