GREAT BRITAIN: Masks for All

In addition to the $940,000,000 that Britain has already voted this year for army, navy and air force appropriations, the Home Office came forward last week with demands for $4,435,000 more "for the production of respirators." The goal, announced the Home Office, is a free gas mask for every man, woman and child in Britain. Some forty million of them will be required, and the final cost will be a great deal more than $4,435,000. Of the gas mask appropriation, $125,000 will go to purchase two factories near Manchester; $25,000 more to...

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