EASTER has seen the passing of a long, bitter and disastrous winter, but one in which England has been relatively unattacked in her homeland. It is gratuitous to prophesy what may lie ahead, but librarians will still maintain their vigilance in their care of their treasures, as aerial attack and invasion are as probable as ever they have been. In all probability every librarian who has treasures in MS. or in books has made such arrangements as are in his power. We should be glad to feel that in areas adjudged hitherto to be safe the same care has been observed as in those recently subject to attack, because in the days of airborne foes and parachute troops it is far more likely that back areas will be sought by the enemy than our well‐covered beaches. Such precautions have become imperative in face of the salvage campaign in which it is probable that copies of many books posterity will need have disappeared.
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