GREAT BRITAIN: Hell & High Water

After their month and a half of disastrous cold, snow, and coal shortage, it seemed as if most Britons were resigned to desolation and actually expected the floods which engulfed them last week. The people accepted inundated houses, loss of work and wages, huge losses in agriculture and livestock, as just added afflictions.

There were floods in all but six of England's 40 counties and in many parts of Wales. England's northernmost areas and Scotland were spared, but there many towns were still snowbound. The Thames was on an angry rampage in its valley reaches. Central London, which is never...

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