Peaceful, bomb-fearing Britons have for years been notably anxious to have Europe's air fleets limited by some kind of pact. Journalistic furor in London was therefore immense last week when unconfirmed rumors began buzzing that at Munich three weeks ago fat Field Marshal Hermann Göring genially told lean Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain that an air pact not only is a good idea but ought to be signed on the basis that Germany can have three planes for every British one.

Often a jest by the ebullient Göring reflects what he knows to be...

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