SOUTH AFRICA: Smashing Mandate

The Nazi short-wave Zeesen station frenetically begged Afrikaners to repudiate the Smuts Government and the war. Prime Minister Jan Christiaan Smuts told his people the election was a referendum on South Africa's will to fight on with the United Nations to victory (TIME, July 12). The issue clear, South Africans last week stampeded to the polls.

In cities police were called out to control queues. On the platteland (plateau) farmers and their families left by ox and donkey wagons the day before, jolted through the night to the nearest town.

In Capetown a woman who had given birth...

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