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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 ...

Peace From Heaven

... through the uncanny hush following the monstrous blast. He saw the colonel and Delahaye pick themselves up, the telephonists re-settle themselves. No one was hurt. Boom I The next had fallen, very far away. He began to count the seconds to the next, in what ...

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 ...

SCIENCE BLUE-PRINTS: THE POST-WAR WORLD OF WONDERS

... 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 ...

Standing By...: One Thing and Another

... (according to the Colonel of a Canadian regiment) called on the only unit in Van couver which was not recruit ing. demanded a commission forthwith, and then headed South, keeping away from units which were looking for men. This shows a spirit of goodwill and ...

Published: Wednesday 21 August 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1864 | Page: 12, 13 | Tags: Illustrations  Review 

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 WAY OF THE WAR: Roman Princes and Mussolini

... script soldiers, however, not unnaturally have only one desire and that is to get home to France, but the young officers and civil servants who have not their eyes on pensions think otherwise. The Vichy Government can do nothing to finance the colonies. ...

Published: Wednesday 25 September 1940
Newspaper: The Tatler
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2591 | Page: 4, 5, 32 | Tags: Illustrations  Photographs 

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 

THE WAY OF THE WAR

... empire would fight on, if necessary for years, until victory was won. At once the United States reacted favourably, seeing the British Isles as the outpost of American civilization against the advancing hordes of barbarism. American determination to help was ...