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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 ...

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 SHIPPING MINISTRY

... nationalisation of our mercantile fleet, and they point to the disastrous effects of nationalisation in Australia and the United States. Others point out that in time of war unification of control is essential. In short, where every ton of cargo space ...

Published: Saturday 20 January 1940
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1616 | Page: 14 | Tags: Photographs 

THE LITERARY LOUNGER

... nice fat pig they would immediately cast aside all thoughts of fatigue. The relations between the Japanese and the Chinese civil popu lation in conquered districts seem on the whole to have been friendlv. Mr. Hino pavs the Chinese manv tributes the beautv ...

The Passing Hour: Wartime Comments and Asides

... Transport Service (F.A.N.Y.), Princess Alice Countess of Athlone inspected one of her units going on active service. Under the command of Miss Mary Runciman (left), an ambulance unit, staffed by F.A.N.Y. volunteers, is joining the Finnish Red Cross, held its farewell ...

Published: Wednesday 24 January 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1802 | Page: 4, 5 | Tags: Photographs 

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 

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 

Social Register

... they both work and in which he has a business interest. They went to America after their runaway marriage in Spain during the Civil War, she become a salesgirl and he an advertisement slogan writer. She is Lord Redesdale's fifth daughter Engagement: Miss ...

Published: Wednesday 07 February 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 591 | Page: 8, 9 | Tags: Graphic  Photographs 

The American Embassy in London: The Bystander visits

... outer office Military Attache and Military Attache for Air is Brig.-General Sherman Miles, son of General Nelson Miles, of Civil War fame. He was in mid-ocean on his way to take up his appointment when war was declared, had been O.C. Field Artillery Command ...

Published: Wednesday 07 February 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1238 | Page: 16, 17, 18, 19 | 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 

And the World Said

... INSPECTION OF THE Y.M.C.A. MOBILE CANTEEN A picture taken in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, when this first Y.M.C.A. canteen unit was inspected by Their Majesties before it left for France under command of Lady Blane, who is the widow of the late Commander ...

Published: Wednesday 07 February 1940
Newspaper: The Tatler
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2709 | Page: 4, 5, 6 | Tags: Photographs 

WITH THE B.E.F. IN FRANCE IN ALL ... ATHERS IN FAIR, ... IN SNOW FOUL, AND AND FROST

... appreciated when it is remembered that by the end of this year the British Army will have 3,000,000 men under arms. Although small units working with the French have had sharp encounters with the enemy, the B.E.F. as a whole has not yet seen action nevertheless ...

Published: Saturday 17 February 1940
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1149 | Page: 16, 17 | Tags: Photographs