The Press: New Information in Britain

In London it now looks as if the British Ministry of Information may eventually live up to its name—by an effective effort to give out instead of suppress information. To London newsmen—U.S. correspondents above all—this unexpected, startling, and almost miraculous change ranks with the major news of the war.

The beginnings of this change date from the start of the Battle of Crete, when

Lord Beaverbrook, in his new job as Minister of State, invited 30 U.S. correspondents to luncheon at Claridge's, told them not to mince words about the M.O.I. He heard plenty:...

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