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...

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