GREAT BRITAIN: Charter of the Bombed

Through months of mass bombing many an Englishman's home has disintegrated into a castle in the air, collapsed to shredded rubble in the street. Aside from saving their own skins, the biggest worry of bomb-busted Britons has been how to replace what they have lost. Last week broad-beamed Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Kingsley Wood beamed broadly at the House of Commons, told of 150 new amendments to last year's War Damage Bill (TIME, Dec. 23) which brought solace and solvency to many of the blitzed.

Chief new provisions of the revised "Charter of the Bombed" were for free compensation for...

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