An age had passed since the indomitable little Man with the Cigar had promised an indomitable Britain nothing but blood, toil, tears and sweat. Visiting the Normandy beachhead this week Winston Churchill, an aging bulldog, but still a bulldog, spoke with proud, paternal informality to a group of R.A.F. men. Net of his remarks: Germany is through—but Britain isn't.

"Opposite you," he told the airmen, "is an enemy whose central power is crumbling. . . . Think how you would feel if there were a revolution at home and they were shooting at cabinet ministers. ....

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