INTERNATIONAL: Humanitarian Parenthesis

On the martial Mediterranean last week, strangely pacific ships were afloat. From fig-famed Smyrna on the Turkish coast, the British Llandovery Castle, brightly lighted, sailed for Egypt. In the same harbor the Italian Grandisca got up steam to sail for Italy. Into Gibraltar, unscathed, sailed the Italian Saturnia and Vulcania, sparkling with fresh white paint.

In a humanitarian parenthesis amid the thundering oratory of warships' guns, the British and Italians were exchanging wounded, repatriating noncombatants. This was the first successful prisoner exchange in the war: the British and Germans had tried (TIME, Oct. 13), but their swap had failed when...

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