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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 

A WAR NEWSLETTER--No. XLVII

... 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 

A WAR NEWSLETTER--No. XXVII: PALESTINE BLUNDER?

... 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 

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 

GUIDING an ARMY CONVOY through ENGLISH ROADS

... 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 ...

A WAR NEWSLETTER--No. XXVI

... . He raids their lockers, steals their tuck, and kicks them in the pants. United (even in moral dis approbation alone) they could check, if not hold him. But they cannot unite, dare not communicate with one another. Each must find his own method of compromise ...

THE DEFENCE of the PACIFIC: Where the U.S.A. has an Advanced Line Far Out in the Great Island-studded Ocean

... years afterwards i a succession of civil wars occurred between the native king, who desired absolute government, and the majority of his people, who wanted a constitution. These became so serious in 1893 that the United States Navy had to land bluejackets ...

HOW THE GERMANS WAGE WAR

... of each of the lozenge shapes indicated in this diagram MECHANISED UNITS THROWN AGAINST SELECTED POINTS: A key to the unit form of attack is shown on the right around and above the unit is the air-arm escort. E I an essential component of the German thrust ...

Published: Saturday 15 June 1940
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1805 | Page: 17, 18, 19 | Tags: Illustrations 

PARTITIONING THE ROYAL AIR FORCE

... infringed the neutrality of Eire where apparently a British officer may fly if he is in civilian clothes and is flying a civil aeroplane with civil markings, but is liable to be interned in what is supposedly part of the British Empire (I ask you) if he happens ...

Published: Saturday 27 January 1940
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1904 | Page: 28 | Tags: Photographs