ARGENTINA: The British Are Coming

The bomb-chesty body of a four-engined Lancastrian (converted Lancaster bomber) rumbled up Buenos Aires' Morón airport, rose easily over the Plata estuary, and shrank into the east. A good turnout of proud British clapped politely. Regular biweekly service from Argentina to London (via Montevideo, Rio, Natal, Bathurst, Lisbon), by the soon-to-be-nationalized British South American Airways (B.S.A.A.), had begun.

By grit and by gumption, the British had got off to a head start on the South Atlantic haul. All they had last week was a temporary permit from Perón to fly into Argentina,...

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