Foreign News: Tommy's Friend Out

In a whirlwind of activity since he became Secretary of State for War three years ago cherub-faced and cheerfully ambitious Leslie Hore-Belisha has given the British Army a rousing New Deal. He raised Tommy Atkins' pay, smartened his uniform, gave him free haircuts, better food. More important, Mr. Hore-Belisha braced up the common soldier's morale by shattering a tradition of centuries that British officers were not promoted from the ranks but trained in expensive academies whose cost barred them to the poor. Promotion is now from the ranks; the mistress of a Tommy...

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