GREAT BRITAIN: Confidence Reigns Supreme

Three days before bombs fell on the House of Commons last week (see p. 42} Winston Churchill there faced the critics of his recent conduct of the war. Besides the action in Greece and Libya, the Battle of the Atlantic and the Battle of Britain, many, Britons have recently worried about the nation's war production. The Prime Minister had seen fit the week before to shift his ministerial backfield to spur production and transport (TIME, May 12), and now the British public hoped that these matters would have an airing.

Instead they heard criticism which was generally vague, sometimes piddling. It...

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