National Affairs: Report from Britain

Report from Britain While the President was still in bed last week, there was one important bearer of tidings whom he received: James Forrestal, 49, Under Secretary of the Navy, amiably cynical ex-Wall Streeter, who had just returned to Washington after two and a half weeks in Britain. Forrestal was the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit wartime Britain since Sumner Welles's ill-fated exploratory peace trip in 1940—for unofficial Ambassadors Willkie and Hopkins, and innumerable minor observers, have had no such formal posts. What the Under Secretary reported was not officially disclosed, but Washington's...

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