GREAT BRITAIN: Eastland v. England

"Eastland" v. England

Any conceivable air attack on Britain would come from the East, so when the air games were held by His Majesty's Royal Air Force last week the hypothetical enemy was significantly described as "Eastland." Britain sent requests to her eastern neighbors to keep their airliners out of the "war area" over the North Sea. The German air services meekly obeyed. But the proud Royal Dutch Airlines responded with a bristling reply to the British Air Ministry: THE NORTH SEA BELONGS TO NO NATION AND NOBODY IS EMPOWERED TO CLOSE...

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