GREAT BRITAIN: Fateful Election


Faced with the Labor Party's emphatic refusal to continue in his Coalition Government until the Japanese war was won (TIME, May 28), Prime Minister Winston Churchill moved decisively. First he canceled the fortnight's holiday he had planned in the south of France. Then, twice in a single day, he drove formally to Buckingham Palace—at noon to resign, four hours later to accept King George VI's invitation to form a new government.

Two days later Churchill handed His Majesty a list of his new Ministers, all familiar Tory faces but for a few...

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