INDIA: The Turning of a Page

It was late, Japan was near, and at last, after all the painful years, Britain turned the page of history. Standing in a sun-splashed, marble conference room in New Delhi, Sir Stafford Cripps solemnly read to 200 correspondents Britain's offer of full Dominion status to India after the war, including the right to separate into two or more Dominions and even to secede from the British Commonwealth. He spoke for the British Government, but the offer had unmistakably the sound of his own voice. He was the only top member of the...

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