Foreign News: Last of the Wavells

In the forest north of Nairobi, a gang of Mau Mau terrorists struck at an African village, captured a Kikuyu tribesman known to be loyal to the British, and chopped off his head. Round their wrists the terrorists wore bangles of human skin, stripped from the flesh of earlier victims. Their commander in chief, scar-faced "General" Dedan Kimathi, had offered them $7 for every dead Kikuyu, $16.80 for every dead Briton.

Racing to catch the terrorists, a patrol of the famed Black Watch cornered 60 of them in a wood near the village of Thika. The Scots set fire to the wood,...

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