An American Tribute to Britain
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ASa. general rule, British folk are somewhat shy of blowing their own trumpet, and it is a moot point whether we gain or lose by this reticence. However, sometimes, other people pay us tribute, and what we consider to be a very nicely worded compliment comes, according to a '' Daily Telegraph " correspondent in Canada, from a New York lawyer, Mr. Lawrence Hunt, who. speaking before a recent meeting of the Montreal Rotary Club, said:— " The grandest thing we have seen in these years of war was the lonely fight of Great Britain before Russia and the United States were attacked. No people ever rose to such heights of spititual glory as did the British people when they alone defended, and alone saved, the freedom of mankind. They are still cluingnot only their share, but, in proportion to their
resources, more . than their share. , In this, as in the past war, Britain fought both for life and the sacred cause of liberty. Canada has shared from the very beginning in the moral glory of the British Empire's mighty struggle. Neverlet that glory depart from your hearts."
We would add that one of the greatest resources which the country had in those trying times, and has to an even greater extent to-clay, is the motor industry as a whole. Its wellequipped works, expert engineers and designers, and highly trained workers, provided 'immediately the basis upon which the greatest part of our munitions production has been built. It will be remembered also that it was the motor industry which, beforethe ivar, was given the task of equipping and operating aircraft shadbw factories.