World War: Bearskins at Home

By last week some 200,000 men of the British Expeditionary Force were across the Channel and safely in place. They continued arriving by night, three or four transports at a time, without interruptions. German submarines and the great German Air Force did not even throw a leaflet at them—just as the Allies did little to prevent the Germans from bringing up hundreds of thousands of men and tons of supplies to man the West-wall.

No one officially said where the B. E. F. was stationed, but everyone knew: on France's low-lying Belgian border from...

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