The Daily Telegraph magazine - The Defence of Britain cover (10 May 1974)
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Good condition for age - yellowing to page edges GRADUATING WITH A DEGREE OF PROSPERITY - To many, the expansion of state-financed British universities has brought opportunity. But in some eyes it has also led to declining academic standards. Can the new private university raise them? One and three quarter pages
THE STRATEGIES OF SPECUALATION - By June 1940, after the armistice between France and Germany, nothing seemed to lie between Britain and invasion but the Channel. In all the country there were only 80 heavy tanks; only 100,000 rifles for the 471,000 men of the Home Guard. How did British strategists respond? Correlli Barnett continues our series, The Defence of Britain 5 pages
COLONEL GUBBINS'S SECRET ARMY - Few people to this day know of the underground resistance movement organised in Britain during the Second World War. Poised to act in the event of a German invasion, its members garrisoned hideouts of their own devising. They were regarded as expendable; and each realised this Three and a half pages
THE VILLAGE STREET AS FRONT LINE - While our strategists debated and pondered, in the ordinary person's mind there was no place where the Germans might not invade. Preparations were multifarious... but all were carried out with total, unquestioning dedication. Richard Cox talked to individuals around Britain about their particular reminiscences of summer, 1940 Three and a quarter pages
CAVALIER AMONG THE ROUNDHEADS - The climate of Suffolk is spare, the people not given to ostentation. Yet Robert Carrier has chosen to settle at Hintlesham Hall. But a grand house run in the grand manner brings Carrier's own life a full circle 2 pages
REPORT ON A MAN, BUGGED WITH GLASS DEVICES - A short story by Douglas Dunn three-quarter page