GREAT BRITAIN: Vansittart & Honors

Above other British news last week towered the fact that King George and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had finally done something handsome about "Van." In the Empire's tight little ruling caste no great figure is more generally admired and heeded than Sir Robert Gilbert

Vansittart. He is the exception to the English rule that no man of brilliance, dash and flair can long hold the respect of the British Cabinet, proverbially composed of steady and stodgy John Bulls who mistrust genius.

As Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs since 1930, Sir...

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