Radio: Sedative for Juveniles

Expecting the skies to fall at any moment with a Nazi invasion, the British Government last fortnight began to tell English moppets how the war was shaping up. Aired over all BBC stations were brief news bulletins addressed to children from 10 to 15. Interspersed with mild little jokes and jingles (Making jam, preserving fruits, takes your mind off parachutes), the BBC bulletins were full of hearty father's-knee reassurance. Discussing the death of Italo Balbo, a BBC announcer chattily inquired of his juvenile audience: "What happened to him? Was it an accident? Well, Mussolini and Balbo didn't agree about Italy's friendship...

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