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The words were Sir George Henry Wilkinson's, Lord Mayor of London. He spoke them, not to his own fellow citizens, but to 6,700 New Yorkers. His voice came over a two-way hookup to Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall one night last week. The broadcast was the most elaborate benefit performance New Yorkers had ever seen—the U. S. Theatre's Carnival For Britain, staged by the American Theatre Wing of the British War Relief Society.

The benefit ($2 standing room to $10 a seat) grossed some $40,000 for British War Relief. The warmly emotional audience, though...

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