A Chicago correspondent writes June 30, 1940, "Today a lady (a Canadian) returned to this city after a short stay in Canada. She stated that the people were much incensed towards Britain for the apparent bungling of the affair abroad and particularly the Norwegian campaign. One Canadian outfit sent had not been heard from since sailing to Norway. One item particularly irked the Canadians --their factories have been set up to manufacture war equipment especially airplanes and accessories, and now for nine months they haven't received any orders. Britain has given them all to the U. S."
Rigorous repression of opinion in Canada turns the intelligentsia to sprightly or spiteful verse which they mail out anonymously to us.(40)
(Inspired by His Majesty's Broadcast on Christmas Day)
The Playing Fields of Eton,--so beautiful and green!
From them have come a Race of Men, the Finest ever seen!
And we'll back up those Gentlemen, who rule us with a Rod,
For His Majesty exhorts us to take "the hand of God"!
We are really very clever, and we know what we're about,
And although they haven't bombed us, we have our own "black-out".
It makes us rather nervous, but it's a clever stunt,--
We bump off our own civilians, and leave Germans at the Front.