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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 ...

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 

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 

Life in Store: The Army Blood Transfusion Service

... preventing clotting was almost insuperable, and thousands died whom this Service would have saved. It was during the Spanish Civil War that the first successful system was established for collecting and storing blood ready to give to .wounded men or civilians ...

Published: Wednesday 22 May 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 774 | Page: 14, 15 | Tags: Graphic  Photographs 

Missing, Believed Killed: A Young Airman's Portrait, Painted by Frank O. Salisbury, was Unveiled by Sir ..

... where a higher standard of civilization has evolved, and is still evolving, than anywhere else. But this is not only concerning our own land. To-day we are faced with the greatest organized challenge to Christianity and civilization that the world has ever ...

Published: Wednesday 25 September 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1021 | Page: 5 | Tags: Photographs 

Women in Uniform

... way that is wholly admirable. All belong to women's units covered in our Women in Uniform series in the last year. Herewith some of them 1 I HC9 n 1 B-- v i I I I The Women's Voluntary Service for Civil Defence has a very active branch at York. The committee ...

Published: Wednesday 07 February 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 651 | Page: 28, 29 | Tags: Photographs 

The Passing Hour: Wartime Comments and Asides

... of the Vandal hosts under Field-Marshal Herbert Morrison, M.P., an echo of it came to me not so long ago. A distinguished Civil Servant told me that he had made a special pil grimage to examine Rennie's bridge before it was pulled down, and he could see ...

Published: Wednesday 20 March 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1856 | Page: 8, 9 | Tags: Photographs 

The Passing Hour: Wartime Comments and Asides

... danger. An ingenious triangular circumvention of the blockade is going on between Germany, Spain and Sweden. During the Spanish Civil War, Germany sold munitions to General Franco, and accu mulated a considerable peseta balance. The triangle works as follows ...

Published: Wednesday 03 April 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1935 | Page: 4, 6 | Tags: Photographs 

Standing By . . .: One Thing and Another

... of a swan song before going back into the Army. Formerly in the Leicestershire Yeomanry, he is now joining his father's old unit, the 60th Rifles, which incidentally played so gallant a part in the defence of Calais. Fenwick was to have held an exhibition ...

Published: Wednesday 10 July 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1864 | Page: 12, 13 | Tags: Illustrations 

The Passing Hour: Wartime Comments and Asides

... that the last week's production of aircraft in Britain was a record was highly encouraging. I was talking the other day to a Civil Servant who had just been moved from an old-established office to the Ministry of Aircraft Production. You would hardly believe ...

Published: Wednesday 04 September 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2028 | Page: 4, 6 | Tags: Photographs 

The Passing Hour: Wartime Comments and Asides

... ready to smile and make a joke until the next bomb arrives. another point which arises is the /A incredible heroism of the Civil Defence workers, who go out night after night to put out fires, to rescue wounded, to clear the streets, amid the roar of ...

Published: Wednesday 18 September 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2076 | Page: 8, 9 | Tags: Photographs 

Warm-You-Up Department...: Some Anti-Freeze Methods

... toes, as here, of Civil Defence personnel. These three young ambulance drivers were taking part in an inter-regional mutual support A.R.P exercise held at Chatham. Medway towns were presumed devastated by air raids and London A.R.P. units were called in ...

Published: Wednesday 31 January 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 230 | Page: 28 | Tags: Graphic  Photographs