Foreign News: Children's War

If the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, the Battle of Britain might have to be won on the ploughed fields of an island traditionally never more than a hop, skip & amp; a jump ahead of starvation. Into the fields last week Britain sent all her schoolchildren, rich & poor alike. The farming problem was acute.

With savage shipping losses to counteract, every ounce of grain, every Brussels sprout (see col. 1) was needed to keep the nation alive. Because farm hands had been conscripted into service or lured...