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America's Entry into the War: The Stars and Stripes in London

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The Lord Mayor of London, Sir William Dunn, displayed the Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack together on the Mansion House, in honour of the United States’ entry into the war, and has suggested that the two flags should be flown side by side ” in every city and town in the United Kingdom.” Our third photograph was taken at the gathering of the American Luncheon Club at the Savoy Hotel on April r2, when Mr. Lloyd George was the guest of honour and the American Ambassador, Dr. Walter Hines Page, took the chair. In his speech the Premier said: ” I am in the happy position, I think, of being

the first British Minister of the Crown, who, speaking on behalf of the people of this country, can salute the American nation as comrades in arms. . . I rejoice as a Democrat that the advent of the United States into this war gi’es the final stamp and seal to the character of the conflict as a struggle against military autocracy throughout the world.” Col. H. W. Thornton, who came from America to become Manager of the Great Eastern Railway, is an Hon. Lieut.-Colonel of the Engineer and Railway Staff Corps. He was recently appointed Deputy Director of Inland Waterways and Docks (unpaidl.


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