26 JULY 1919, Page 1


THE conclusion of Peace with Victory was celebrated all over the country on Saturday last. From London down to the humblest villages, every place was gay with flags by day and with lights and fireworks when night came. There was no mistaking the universal emotion of pride and thankful- ness. In London the official programme was carried out most successfully. The rain which fell in the afternoon and evening could not quench the spirits of the crowds—vast even for London --which thronged the streets and parks and open spaces. The triumphal march of representative bodies of British sailors and soldiers, preceded by Allied contingents, was a great spectacle.