GREAT BRITAIN: Goodbye to All That

The blackout" was officially ended in Britain* last week. But for most Britons the lightup was a letdown. Instead of full illumination, they got only an installment. Darkened cities along the coast will remain dark. And streets will not be fully lit till July 15.

In London lights gleamed only in. patches around hotels, pubs, penny arcades. Around Piccadilly Circus, crowds, looking for lights, milled on one another's toes in the blackness. On Leicester Square, London's movie mecca, two beaconlike signs sliced the darkness. One said: "Gentlemen"; the other: "Ladies."

For most...