Foreign News: Sense of Grandeur

Not for a century and a half has the little Leeward island of St. Kitts had such a week as last week. There were parties, balls, routs and receptions. Nobody went to bed all night. The excited local correspondent cabled that St. Kitts "had a greater sense of Empire grandeur than it has had since Admiral Rodney drove the French fleet from the Caribbean in 1782."

First there was the fleet, the greatest assemblage of warships Britain has ever sent to the West Indies. The Nelson and Rodney were there. So were the Constance, the Valiant, the Malaya. For over a...

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