UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA: Under Der Union Jack

The strategic importance of the manning of Madagascar was highlighted last week by the following eye-opening account of the German grip on South-West Africa, which is to the sea lanes on Africa's west what Madagascar is on the east. This former German colony was made a League of Nations mandate under the Union of South Africa after World War I, but down the years British enlightenment relaxed into generosity, and generosity into lack of control. Here is what a TIME correspondent saw in three South-West African towns:

Windhoek. "The name of the...

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