how US journalists sold America the story of heroic Britain in 1940

Of the myths initiated in the summer of 1940, none was more essential than that Britons were “all in it together”. This image of a united people was a brilliant invention. It worked because it actually inspired the conduct it purported to describe and had the added benefit of influencing American opinion. Convincing Americans that Britain was capable of fighting on was an urgent priority. American journalists contributed enormously to its achievement.

Isolationism, the belief that America should avoid involvement in foreign wars, had widespread support in 1940. Joseph Kennedy, US ambassador in London, warned the State Department against involvement. Noting Churchill’s hunger for American aid, Kennedy advised: “Unless there is a miracle, they realise they haven’t a chance in the long run.”

Such official pessimism was reinforced by questions about why, if it was a democracy, Britain still had an empire. There was widespread doubt whether its notoriously stuffy

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Travel and Tourism Industry; An complete Overview of All Activities

The concepts of travel and tourism are very closely linked, and both the travel industry and the tourism industry have significant overlap. However, there are also differences between the two terms and the two industries. In this article, you will find out more about both travel and tourism, and the industries based on those activities.

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What is the Tourism Industry?

Tourism is generally regarded as the act of travelling to a different location, for either business or pleasure purposes. However, it actually has quite a specific definition: the act of travelling to another environment, for at least 24 hours, but for no longer than one year, for purposes related to business or leisure.

A tourist is generally only classed as such if they stay in overnight accommodation situated in the location they travel to. By its very

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New virus cases in China, N. Zealand sound pandemic alarm

More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday underlined the immense challenges still ahead in containing the deadly pandemic, even as some EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans.

More than eight million people have now been infected with the virus worldwide since it first emerged in China late last year — with more than 435,000 deaths — and the tolls are still surging in Latin America and South Asia.

Caseloads have declined across Europe, however, and governments are keen to ease lockdowns that have saved lives but devastated economies — despite experts warning that restrictions will be required until a vaccine or effective treatment is developed.

The latest reminder of the threat came on Tuesday from China, which had largely brought its outbreak under control, as 27 new infections were reported in Beijing, where a

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From materials to filters, here’s everything you need to know

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life.

The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

Since 15 June, it has been mandatory in England to wear them while using public transport and in hospitals. Failure to follow these rules can result in people being refused entry and a £100 fine.

The new rules mean that anyone travelling by train, Tube, bus, ferry or plane in England should be wearing a face covering. Those travelling by train will be asked to cover their face as they enter a station.

These rules apply to everyone, except those under the age of 11 and people with disabilities or breathing problems, or anyone travelling with someone who lipreads.

When it comes to hospitals, all visitors and outpatients in

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I Finally Got Into Yoga, and I Have Online Classes to Thank

The last couple of months have taught a lot of us that working out at home can actually be fun and effective. As someone who used to be only motivated when I was in a fitness studio class, feeding off the energy of the instructor and the other people working out alongside me, I’ve changed my mind about at-home exercise.

Now, I’ve gotten into a routine, and I’m pretty sure I work out a lot more than I used to because it’s so convenient to just turn on my laptop and stream a workout. And because I’m working out solo, I’ve been feeling more adventurous to try new types of workouts. I’ve always stuck to indoor cycling and barre classes because I felt pretty competent with them and never really tried anything else because I was afraid of making a fool out of myself in class. But since I have

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Matthew Williams Zooms to Givenchy

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Matthew M. Williams, Givenchy’s new creative director, is probably the first designer to have completed his contract negotiations with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton over Zoom — and to go topless during his official portrait session, revealing multiple tattoos for Paolo Roversi’s lens.

Williams ended up spending his coronavirus confinement in New York City and Montauk, teleconferencing with — and obviously impressing — Sidney Toledano, president and chief executive officer of LVMH Fashion Group.

“He’s a self-made man in fashion, learning the business at different stages,” Toledano enthused in an exclusive interview on Monday. “He’s got 100 days to prepare his [Givenchy] collection and he starts tomorrow. He’s really passionate about the project.”

The American-born designer behind the 1017 Alyx 9SM label and a key ringleader of the luxury streetwear scene, Williams, 34, becomes the French house’s seventh couturier. Today, he will be

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Loro Piana’s Fabio D’Angelantonio on Ginza Store, Love Letter to Japan

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MILAN — Loro Piana’s precious and soft textiles moved by the wind were the inspiration for the vibrating texture of the facade of the brand’s new flagship in Tokyo’s Ginza.

“This is the first time we express the brand through architecture and the facade is up to our ambitions, given the impact of the building, which is so evocative of the brand,” said Loro Piana chief executive officer Fabio d’Angelantonio proudly. “We’ve long wanted to have a presence in Ginza and the brand has a storied presence in Japan, so this is a very symbolic and important moment for us.”

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the opening of the store was postponed from April to early last week, representing a sign of hope for the future. The company is evaluating the possibility of holding an event to mark the opening in the second

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Richard Weitz’s ‘Quarantunes’ All-Star Benefit Livestreams Pass the $4 Million Fundraising Mark

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A few months ago, it might have been unimaginable that multimillion dollar fundraising efforts would be hosted not in black tie from behind a ballroom dais but in ballcaps in front of a refrigerator. But the “RWQuarantunes” livestream music series has proven that show-business philanthropy can take as much of a different tack as anything during the pandemic.

On Sunday night, the series of star-studded, invitation-only live charity shows, hosted by top agent Richard Weitz and his 17-year-old daughter Demi, passed the $4 million mark in contributions made to a wide array of causes. Their ability to pull that off from their kitchen countertop (aside from one online field trip to the shuttered Hollywood Bowl a few weeks ago) may augur poorly for the immediate future of the tux rental business … but it’s been good news for L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai, several New York

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China’s giant Canton Fair goes virtual, with teething pains

By David Kirton

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – China’s oldest and biggest trade expo opened online for the first time this week to make up for lost face-to-face trading in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, though some buyers and sellers complained of teething problems.

With travel restrictions making the twice-yearly Canton Fair in Guangzhou impossible, organisers moved online, touting more than 25,000 exhibitors showing products across ten 24-hour live broadcast rooms.

The last fair, in October in the southern city of Guangzhou, saw export turnover of 207.1 billion yuan ($29.2 billion), according to organisers, with 186,015 buyers from 214 countries and regions. The spring session, originally scheduled for April but was postponed, opened on Monday.

Chinese tech giant Tencent is providing cloud support for the 10-day event, with buyers and sellers able to message each other in real time. The company declined to comment.

Several sellers reported glitches and low

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A Week In Spokane, WA, On A $78,000 Joint Income

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: a stay at home mom who makes $78,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on T-Rex chopsticks.

Occupation: Stay at Home Mom
Industry: N/A
Age: 26
Location: Spokane, WA
My Husband’s Salary: $78,000
Net Worth: My husband is the only income in our household. All of the bank accounts we have are joint, however, I manage all of the finances. We have $8,000 in savings. We have $17,000 worth of equity in our mortgage. Between 403(b), pension, an annuity gift, and an IRA (all my husband’s), we have about $60,000 in investments and retirement. We also own two cars worth about $12,700.
Debt: $5,500 (loan from … Read More