GREAT BRITAIN: Localized Areas

For the fifth consecutive week Africa's dreary little war supplied British politicians with material for solemn ruminations. If the British and their Navy meant business—if any real chance existed that His Majesty's Government would use their sea power to blockade and starve Italy as they once blockaded and starved Germany—then indeed everything else was secondary. Inside the massive head of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin the great issue continued slowly and comfortably to shape itself.

Its edges were rough fortnight ago when he spoke of the "extreme sanction" (blockade) as something into...

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