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True, and perhaps instructive. A traveller in a convoy cart

ing evacuated soldiers to a British port was asked how he stoi .1 the constant aerial bombing to which the ships were subjected. " It would have been all right," he said, " if it hadn't been 1. r the shrieks and screams of the German prisoners. We had ' take forcible steps to silence them, or they would have