Foreign News: Revolution?

Six months ago in Washington, a squat dynamo of a man, full of strange contradictions and flashing talents, urged increased U.S. production of everything from bacon to bombers. "Bottlenecks, to me," explained Lord Beaverbrook, "used to symbolize pleasure—now they're a pain in the neck." Last week, Max Aitken, once of New Castle, N.B., now Lord Beaverbrook of London, stuck his neck out for new pains. He became Minister of War Production.

By giving Beaverbrook the second most important job in Britain, Prime Minister Winston Churchill answered in part the demands for War Cabinet...