GREAT BRITAIN: I Loathe Dictators

The most-talked-of political clique in 1938 was the "Cliveden Set," the name applied to a group of eminent Britons who frequented Cliveden, Buckinghamshire estate of Lord & Lady Astor. Occasional visitors to Cliveden are Prime Minister & Mrs. Neville Chamberlain; Montagu Norman, Governor of the Bank of England; Geoffrey Dawson,' editor of the potent London Times, which is owned by Lady Astor's brother-in-law. Major John Jacob Astor; and Colonel & Mrs. Charles Augustus Lindbergh.

To certain Clivedenites Lindbergh reputedly delivered his reputedly damaging remarks on the Russian Air Force which reputedly scared...

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