Milestones: War-Starved Press

Great Britain's nine "national" dailies-are all published in London, all (except the Times) sell for a penny. Before the war, they used to run from 16 to 20 pages a day. Two months ago, when the Nazi in vasion of Norway pinched off Britain's chief supply of newsprint (TIME, April 29), they dropped to ten pages, then to eight.

Last week they dropped again -to a lean six pages -with a starveling four in prospect. Thinnest British paper was the Communist Daily Worker, reduced to a single sheet. Not censorship but dwindling cash and paper stocks forced the Daily Worker to curtail....

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