World: A as in Part

Radio's Raymond Gram Swing stirred up a kettle of speculation last week when he broadcast doubts about the scuttling of the French Fleet. Swing was quoted as saying: "The French Fleet at Toulon was not destroyed completely. ... At least half of the fleet was found [by air reconnaissance] to be afloat without signs of damage."

What Swing actually said, according to Swing, was: "At least part of the fleet. . ." The Swing broad "a" had confused some of his listeners, no doubt.

Half, or part, or what part, was still a mystery last week. Most reliable sources in London...

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