GREAT BRITAIN: The Politics of Rockets

A small but very important anniversary passed almost unnoticed amidst the world's preoccupation with the problems of peace in Europe. One year ago last week the first three buzz-bombs fell on England. They injured 52 people, killed eight. They meant that Britain in a military (and hence in a political) sense had almost ceased to be an island, that the North Sea, Dover Strait and the English Channel, which for centuries had served England "in the office of a wall, or as a moat defensive to a house," had for purpose of war shriveled to a trickle. Henceforth, unless...

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