Foreign News: Admiralty Bravado

The British Admiralty chose last week as the time to announce that it has let a £7,750,000 ($37,665,000) contract for the completion of the British naval war base at Singapore to the firm of Sir John Jackson, Ltd., of London.

The great Singapore Base will be a direct threat to Japan and the Philippine Islands. To announce it last week, when the British Foreign Office was dickering with the U. S. about disarmament (see International), seemed a piece of sheer British Sea Dog bravado.


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