GREAT BRITAIN: B. E. F.

Year ago the British Cabinet made up its collective mind never again to send another B. E. F. (British Expeditionary Force) to the continent. Last week the Cabinet reversed itself. In the House of Commons, War Secretary Leslie HoreBelisha announced (while his colleagues were shouting peace) not only that another B. E. F. would be on its way to France within the first week of a war in which the French and British were partners-but said that it would consist of 19 mechanized divisions, or somewhere between 190,000 and 300,000 men. In August 1914, a bare 60,000 British soldiers...

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