National Geographic : 1943 Apr
British Combine Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Once England's Foe, Lauds the British Commonwealth of Nations Before Parliament South Africa's Prime Minister, speaking in London on October 21, 1942, describes the Empire as "the proudestpolitical structure oftime." Hetalks inthe temporary home of the House of Commons, pressed into service after Nazi bombs partially wrecked its quarters. TheLords attend inanextraordinary joint session. A little over 40 years ago, Smuts and his tough Commandos on horseback fought the British in the Boer War (page485).