March 8 th ,1940 Tlie War Illustrated BRITAIN’S HEROIC YOUTH PARADE WHERE NELSON'S SPIRIT HOVERS O then grey morning of February 23,1940, seven hundred officers and men of the cruisers “Ajax *’and“ Exeter ”marched through Trafalgar Squaro on their way to the Guildhall to receive their country’s expression of gratitude for their share in the battle of the River Plate. If Nelson's shade could have looked down on them from his column he would have seen in them true descendants of those gallant seamen who, 135 years ago, responded to his immortal signal, “England expects that everyman will do his duty. "Photo, Fom
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