Foreign News: Twittering at Dawn

From South Africa to Fleet Street the Empire was piquantly all of a twitter, last week, over Dawn, the furiously contested cinemastory of the life & execution of Edith Cavell (TIME, Feb. 20). At the nub of controversy jutted the fact that Great Britain has been "muddling through" without a legal system of film censorship. Therefore, last week, the interplay of moral suasion was untrammeled and magnificently British. Some felt, and some did not, that to project the story of Nurse Cavell once more upon the world would be to revive War mentality...

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