Foreign News: Army in Overalls

Suppose Great Britain is at war with a Continental power. A squadron of enemy bombers darts out of the fog hanging over the North Sea. British coastal defense guns bark out, several bombers hurtle earthward but a few jab through the curtain of fire and streak for vulnerable inland industrial centres. Word is flashed ahead to the factories. There machines shudder to a stop, squads of workmen, volunteer members of the factory workers' army, drop their tools, pull on light canvas overalls and race to man antiaircraft batteries set up in the grounds. Officers of this army-in-overalls strap on Sam Browne...

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