Foreign News: Rough Riding

Last week more than 2,300 London bus drivers struck without warning, stayed out for seven days. Until the strikers went back to work, the Army took over. Soldiers from Africa and the Middle East drove the big double-deck busses, supplemented by Army trucks. The result: hilarious confusion on the 16 routes affected.

Jolting take-offs and stops scrambled Britons with Britons, Britons with Americans. Passengers clung each to each, forgot the chill reserve common to Anglo-Saxon bus riders the world over.

Passengers who knew the route sat up front to tell the soldier-drivers where...

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