Foreign News: Up Beaverbrook, Out Chamberlain?

Back to London one night last week went Prime Minister Winston Churchill, after a surprise visit to the northeast coastal defenses. Again he had proved his tremendous popularity with the English people. With enthusiasm they cheered him as he drove slowly along the coast, solidly British in his pin-striped business suit, his high-crowned black hat. With easy friendliness he responded to the welcome, stopping often to chat and joke with the villagers and soldiers. Good-humoredly he posed for cameramen, tinkering with a U. S.-made tommy gun (see cut), chewing on a big cigar. Playfully he watched a brash eleven-year-old click his...

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