GREAT BRITAIN: Peerage for Stuffy

King George VI's official birthday was an austere event last week.*Gone were most of the traditional trappings. But the custom of naming a Birthday Honors list was observed in a manner which provided a remarkable commentary on Britain's democratic wartime activities.

There were awards for dock laborers, trawler skippers, test pilots, A.R.P. workers, reception mothers for evacuees, and bus drivers; for farmers and miners; for clergymen and educators; for merchants, musicians and artists. Annie Norris, 67-year-old farm laborer's wife, received the British Empire Medal for "unremitting care" of child evacuees, as did...

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