As usual, the sun did not set on the British Empire, last week; but during a most unusual period of 36 hours the sun never rose except to beam upon a land where Death stood waiting for some British airmen.

At Hongkong, a Fairy 3-F seaplane with three Royal Air Force officers aboard became unmanageable in the air directly above the aircraft carrier H. M. S. Hermes. Plunging down like a plummet it tore a hole in the Hermes' flying deck, burst into flames and then rolled overboard into the sea. By smart work with a boat-hook the dead body of...

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