Foreign News: Belisha's Boys

To graduate, a full-fledged officer and gentleman from Sandhurst or Woolwich, the academies in which most British Army commanders have been trained, a young man has needed $1,500 for the 18-month course. Last week the aggressive "Tory Socialism" of rambunctious War Secretary Leslie Hore-Belisha made a heavy dent in the money barrier which for generations has kept sons of Britain's lower orders from becoming brigadiers. His Majesty's Government announced that Sandhurst and Woolwich scholarships would be available to every candidate able to pass the tests; furthermore, special grants of £20 a year would be made to impoverished subalterns. This was capped...

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