Foreign News: Passive Pacifists

The pacifist reputation which Britons began to get and have kept getting as it proves impossible to persuade enough of them to volunteer to bring the Regular Army up to a full peacetime strength of 169,000, was accentuated last week. A nationwide campaign to enlist air-raid defense wardens collapsed so spectacularly that, typically, in outer London only 7,760 have volunteered, whereas the call was for 46,163. Today the peacetime German Army stands at some 1,000,000 men, and in every part of the Reich every house, flat and building has its trained air-raid warden....

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