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The Bystander Bookshelf: Civil Commotion

... The Bystander Bookshelf Civil Commotion By V. S. Pritchett HERE are two books about the English Civil War, and which followed the war into two very different kinds of family life. Miss Phyllis Bentley's Yorkshire weavers in Take Courage (Gollancz; 9s ...

IS This the END of CIVIL AVIATION in BRITAIN?: A Few Things which Must be Said Before the End Comes

... That is purely a civil machine and it is being used for military purposes, while we have been wasting heaven knows how many tens of thousands of tons of steel and aluminium alloy on obsolete aeroplanes. Anyhow, let us get back to Civil Aviation. Look at ...

Published: Saturday 13 April 1940
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2284 | Page: 20, 21 | Tags: Photographs 


... Gardner seemed to me to go beyond the utmost limits of decency and to do the greatest harm to the dignity of a great nation, united in proud and high resolve in a death struggle. Can nothing be done to bring the B.B.C. directorate to a sense of the dignity ...

Published: Saturday 27 July 1940
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2113 | Page: 4 | Tags: Photographs 


... Oppo sition in Parliament have taken the decision up strongly and marshal a strong case. They say Why now Why on earth, when united war action by Jew and Arab is just giving evidence of greater harmony Why choose this juncture to call in question again British ...

Published: Saturday 09 March 1940
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 3141 | Page: 4, 5 | Tags: Photographs 

What is Your Ultimate Objective?

... some of the dead-lead in both the major and minor Civil Service beaucracy and appoint ing (forgive the expression) some live-wires from outside we Americans at the same time are rapidly creating a Civil Service. It's a fascinating thing to watch and to ...

Uncle Sam Girds his Loins: An insight into the Armament Problems that beset the U.S.A

... Flagship of the United States Navy. The U.S.S. Pennsylvania. The Americans are now increasing the Navy personnel by 39,630 and in 1947 will have twenty- five battleships against the present fifteen Speeding up armament equipment to make the United States ag ...


... beyond the reach of anti aircraft guns. It seems a purely military triumph. But look at it beyond the war fog, and one sees civil aviation taking a post-war spurt through big machines capable of flying in the stratosphere or sub-strato sphere, cutting time ...

The Passing Hour: Wartime Comments and Asides

... have died in the tunnel. It is rather ironical that volunteers from the International Brigade which fought in Spain in the Civil War should now be officially employed by the authori ties, teaching the British Army how to deal with tanks. It is not so long ...

Published: Wednesday 21 August 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2265 | Page: 6, 8, 9 | Tags: Photographs 

THE SCIENTISTS AND THE SLIDE RULE: Some of the Technical Considerations Involved in the Defence of London by Night

... these pages last week, the first R.A.F. Squadron to be composed entirely of United States pilots is now being formed in England, and will shortly take its place as an operational unit of the Fighter Command. Thirty-four pilots, each with 1 a minimum of 250 ...

Published: Saturday 26 October 1940
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2351 | Page: 28, 29 | Tags: Photographs 


... roads carry the bigger burden, for in addition to the troop- carrying units there are the supply, the bulk petrol, the artillery, the ambulance, the ammunition, and half a dozen other units which will proceed to their destination by road. Naturally, I have ...