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While Rome Burns

From the Evening Standard (August 21st, 1939), in the midst of the international crisis:

 “There was a formidable disregard of crisis scares at Le Touquet over the week-end.
“The English ruling classes had assembled in hundreds, even thousands, to risk their wealth throughout the night in the Turkish bath atmosphere of the Casino . . . Nobody lost much more than a cool £5,000.”