Foreign News: Old Custom

There were no busier men in Europe last week than the commanders of the various Armies, Navies and Air Forces (see pp. 22 and 23). The generals were mobilizing their soldiers, dispatching divisions along frontiers. The Air Force heads prepared to fight that war in the air which they have long stressed. But it was the admirals who made the most spectacular moves in Europe's frenzied preparations for another conflict.

The powerful Mediterranean Fleet of Great Britain concentrated at Malta and Alexandria, prepared to defend Greece, Egypt, Palestine, the Dardanelles, the Suez Canal...

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