NYAS ALAND: The Massacre Mystery


To many an anxious Briton, the exploding events in distant Nyasaland seemed inexorably to be falling into the same old tragic pattern. "The Colonial Secretary," taunted Labor's Colonial Specialist Jim Callaghan, "can dust off all the phrases he used about Cyprus and bring them out again." Callaghan continued, his emotion showing: "In the end, we shall concede to force what we failed to concede to reason." But Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd,* in an almost swaggering parliamentary performance, was confident that the news he had up his sleeve would be enough to shock the Opposition into silence.

"Some days ago," he said, planting...

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