ICELAND: Message from the King

Denmark's old (73) King Christian, immured in Copenhagen by the Germans, heard that his subjects in Iceland, occupied by U.S. forces, were planning to establish an independent republic.

Forthwith he drafted a rebuke which made no distinction whatever between the occupying Germans and the occupying Yanks. Growled Christian: ". . . Decisions which involve cutting forever connections between Icelandic people and their King should not be realized as long as both Iceland and Denmark are occupied by foreign powers. . . . We cannot acknowledge the change of constitution that the Althing [Icelandic Parliament] and the Icelandic Government have decided upon...

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