Foreign News: Signs of Peace

In the sparkling sunlight, Britons looked up at the endless parade of planes bearing war to Germany. In every heart the hope was high that here, at length, was Winston Churchill's "last big heave" to end the war.

There were other signs of coming peace. On a Midlands country road, gaffers gaped at shiny new cars under test for postwar motorists. In a Warwickshire ammunition-box factory, civilian gas stoves began coming off the assembly lines at the rate of 100 a week. The Government's new prefabricated houses were mushrooming all over bombed Britain....

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