Foreign News: Tradition

Under the gauze of London's blue-grey November mist, the Portland stone buildings of Whitehall, the delicate tracery of trees in Parliament Square, the twin towers of Westminster Abbey all melted together to form a silver backdrop. Fresh sand strewn along the procession route made a golden carpet.

British coal production was off about 55 million tons since 1937; in many old mines, the coal face was three miles from pithead.

The Household Cavalry on gleaming chestnut horses flashed sabers, glinting silver. Behind them came the royal coach, drawn by four grey horses, with the driver and two footmen splashes of vivid scarlet...

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