GREAT BRITAIN: Steady, Comrades

London was engaged last week in a war of attrition with itself. Inside Abbey Lodge, the Duchess of Bedford apartments and other big blocks of swank lodgings were encamped hundreds of squatters who refused to come out. Squads of alert bobbies prevented food, clothing and reinforcements from going in. The Government had ordered water and electricity turned off. Lice, cold, dirt, lack of bedding and food reduced the squatters to a pale, disheveled, begrimed group.

Last week about a thousand people had gathered before Abbey Lodge, a large modern block of flats...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!