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CINEMA CAMEOS. By C. A. LEJEUNE

... sets about organising his resources. Civil construction engineers dig pits and slit trenches Air-raid drills are made com- pulsory. A special J apanes envoy, on his way to Washing ton, is welcomed with a sceptics civility. But the defence plans continue. ...

MOTLEY NOTES: Old and True

... incurring that ancient re proach of selfishness. I observe that a speaker at the Conference of Women Civil Servants has been deploring the reluctance of the' Civil Service to utilise the woman-power of the sbountrv. This,. I grieve to learn, is due, to a great ...

Published: Wednesday 15 July 1942
Newspaper: The Sketch
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2582 | Page: 2, 3, 4 | Tags: Illustrations 

MOTLEY NOTES: My Song Goes Round the World

... part of the Empire, including New Zealand and Australia, the Far East, India, the Middle East, Africa and Canada, and to the United States and South America. It was heard by the First Army in Tunisia and the Eighth Army on the Mareth Line. It was translated ...

Published: Wednesday 07 April 1943
Newspaper: The Sketch
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2571 | Page: 2, 3, 4 | Tags: Illustrations 

THE LITERARY LOUNGER

... a newly-formed unit. The Signals operate and maintain communication between the guns searchlights R.A.F., and Observer Corps. They also fulfil similar duties in respect of administrative communication between the division and other units inside the division ...

MOTLEY NOTES: How Not to Hate

... to the defence of the execrated Parliamentary draftsman. Like the policeman, he is only doing his duty being an anonymous Civil Servant, he can never defend himself and very few people have any idea of the difficulties which confront him. It is not his ...

MOTLEY NOTES: GOING PLACES

... whose sole business and delight it is to be thinking up new kinds of forms, returns, schedules and questionnaires. Perhaps the United States is more rich in this form of activity than any other civilised country, even in cluding our own. There is an invincible ...

Published: Wednesday 17 July 1940
Newspaper: The Sketch
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1051 | Page: 4 | Tags: Illustrations 

THE LITERARY LOUNGER

... of khaki leavens the blue in this ROYAL AIR FORCE MESS which co-operates with THE ARMY. When one or more units join with members of a different unit, the Officers' Mess is referred to as a joint Mess and this is one. CARICATURES BY FRED MAY. ...

Published: Wednesday 05 February 1941
Newspaper: The Sketch
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1969 | Page: 20, 22 | Tags: Illustrations  Review 

THE LITERARY LOUNGER

... the relaxation of complete sympathy. His agent is a good man. This nameless agent, D., was once a professor. Then came the civil war. D. sided with the people he lost an adored wife, he was imprisoned, tortured, finally exchanged. His country is not men ...

MOTLEY NOTES: Once Upon a Time

... housewives may be ready to sacrifice themselves for the entertainment of the Surveyors and for the support of the large staff of Civil Servants who will doubtless be employed in tabu lating, filing, col lating, pigeon-holing, and ultimately pulp ing, the results ...

Published: Wednesday 02 June 1943
Newspaper: The Sketch
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2522 | Page: 2, 3, 4 | Tags: Illustrations 

MOTLEY NOTES: Too Much Joy

... making it, I read, of pepper and pickle juice and there are far less innocent ingredients than that, as many can testify in the United States. What ever your thirst, stick to known brands and reputable vendors, unless you want to lose your eyesight. I hope ...

Published: Wednesday 11 February 1942
Newspaper: The Sketch
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2370 | Page: 2, 3 | Tags: Illustrations 

MOTLEY NOTES: Doped Democracy

... forget the obligations either of civility or of gratitude. An even more striking demonstration of friendship and determination is that the Greek Mathematics Society calls upon the mathematicians of all countries to unite against the enemy, in the name of ...

Published: Wednesday 27 November 1940
Newspaper: The Sketch
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2167 | Page: 4, 5 | Tags: Illustrations 

THE LITERARY LOUNGER

... remembered when their stepfather calls it haunting he makes an understatement. Their father, a brilliant soldier, but a waster in civil life, dies in the war of 1914-18, leaving almost nothing to his wife, but to his sons a con siderable share of his difficult ...