Foreign News: Page Captain Hornblower

After more than two weeks of paralyzing idleness, Britain's trains were running again. But settlement of the railway strike gave the Eden government little more relief than that of a householder who puts out a fire in the living room only to find his front yard engulfed by a flood. Allowed to move freely through the countryside once more, huge piles of export freight and armies of overseas-bound passengers found themselves stopped short at Britain's shores by a 25-day-old dockers' strike and a wildcat walkout of seamen manning the Commonwealth's huge passenger vessels....

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