GREAT BRITAIN: Winnie the Patient

Worried Britons learned last week that the indomitable Winston Churchill, who was 68 last November, had snorted, heaved and fought his way through a mild but dangerous attack of pneumonia. Said the Evening Standard: "The most crustacean of Mr. Churchill's critics will join in the rejoicing at the news. . . . The anxiety of the past few days has not received much public attention but it has been widely and deeply felt."

Said the News Chronicle: "The Prime Minister is hardly likely to be what doctors call a good patient." Britons envisaged...

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