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ENGLAND BE INVADED
DURING THE WAR
Washington, Aug. 11. What are
the chances of an invasion of Eng
land during the present war?
None if ships win at sea; certain if
they lose, is the answer of military
and naval experts.
Not for 500 years, or since Sir
'Francis Drake swept the Spanish ar
mada from the seas, has invading foot
been set on British Isles. Yet. there
has never been a time when that pos
sibility was not uppermost in the
minds of England's rulers who look
ed apprehensively across the narrow
English channel. Steam and modern
machinery had considerably narrow
ed narrowed that barrier.
The great threat has previously
been France. But England's fears of
recent years have switched to Ger
many. The war office has been pre
paring for a German invasion for
Home guards were called to arms
and drilled. Mock repulsion from" the
forts was enacted. Strings of march
ing men were thrown along the coast
lines as a-demonstration of such a
crisis. And England satisfied itself