Foreign News: The Ship Might Not Sink

Since the war, many austerity-worn but patriotic Britons have rejected the lure of emigration, told themselves that every departure weakened the nation. Last week, Sir Frank Whittle, famed jet-propulsion engineer, declared that the opposite was true. Whittle launched a campaign to persuade 20 million of Britain's 50 million people to go to the Dominions. His argument, as expounded to the Council for a New Era of Emigration, is that mass emigration now would greatly strengthen the United Kingdom, especially if war should come. Britain's fundamental weakness, Airman Whittle believes, is its vulnerability through starvation if atom-bombed or blockaded. Declared Whittle of...

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