Foreign News: Welsh Basques

At Immingham Dock, Humber River, in the north of England, the little freighter Backworth last week loaded $10,000 worth of sugar, flour, fruit and dried salt fish for starving Basques in Spain's besieged Bilbao. More than one-tenth of the cargo was paid for by David Lloyd George who seldom misses a chance to make political capital of anything. Down to the dock hurried Britain's Wartime Prime Minister to wring Captain Russell of the Backworth by the hand.

"I too am a Basque!" cried he, shaking his white mane. "Marshal Foch was a Basque! The Welsh and the Basques are the same race."

Off...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!