Foreign News: For Heroism?

Last week Malta's Constitutional Party, backed by the Labor Party, demanded self-government for the island. Unlike India's Congress, Malta's leaders did not demand complete independence. They asked only that Malta be a self-governing partner in the British Commonwealth; the British Government's promise of full self-government after the war would be good enough.

There was no official comment from London on the request. There was, however, a new account of how Malta carries on. An Englishwoman just returned to Britain reported that every time the sirens sounded she headed for the deep shelters. "Hey! How many?" she would shout to Maltese urchins along...

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