Word has arrived that the suburbs of Paris, France (not Texas) were this morning echoing with the sounds of brass band music as forward elements of the Salvation Army made major advances on the French Capital.
By 2:00 this afternoon the remnants of the French army put up the white flag of surrender in the face of massed ranks of hymn singing Christian soldiers (which coincidently was the hymn they were singing).
At 5:00 pm mobile soup kitchens were seen to move up the Champs Elise. Reports from inner-city Paris tell of entire streets being dragged out and given a warm blanket, a bun and cup of soup.
There is no way telling which country shall fall next to the Salvation Army but cautious glances across the Channel are a certainly.