GREAT BRITAIN: The Hard, Cold Truth

In top hat and spirits, Prime Minister Winston Churchill last week bounced by carriage to London's bomb-pocked Guildhall. There he spoke of appetizing victories on the battlefronts, of greater Allied attacks to come. He was proud of Britain as it is ("I rejoice in the soundness of our institutions and proclaim my faith in our destiny"). With this Britain he asked the U.S. to cooperate, now and forever.

Winston Churchill clearly implied that Britain will ally itself intimately with one of the great United Nations after the war. Just as clearly, he prefers this power to be the U.S., not Russia....

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