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On a moonlight night in May 1941, seven German bombs struck Britain's historic House of Commons. The Great Mace and Minny, the Commons cat, escaped unscathed. But the House was completely destroyed, from the carpet to the false ceiling that Queen Victoria installed to improve acoustics. Last week, almost a decade later, the job of rebuilding the House of Commons was well under way; the honorable members, who meanwhile have been meeting in the House of Lords, were hopeful that they would return to their old debating ground by next fall.

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